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The New England Courant: Silence Dogood

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8 ~This site has a variety of lesson plans for teaching about Ben Franklin. K-6 and 7-12 Also excerpts from gazettes, birth and baptism records, Silence Dogood letters, etc. Primary docs.


Ready for a game? Create your very own pen name by following Ben Franklin’s "Silence Dogood" formula: Virtue forename + Two-word surname #fun

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Massachusetts Historical Society | Silence Dogood: Benjamin Franklin in The New-England Courant


Mrs. Silence Dogood was a false persona used by Benjamin Franklin to get his work published, after being denied several times to send a letter to the paper publication.