The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

by: Benjamin Franklin

Part Three, third section, and Part Four

Indeed, while most people find the later parts of Part Three and Part Four uninteresting and tedious, they lay the groundwork for what could be a thorough discussion of the Revolution and Franklin's role in it. Unfortunately, Franklin's death left these sections cut off and unedited; the Autobiography, despite its continually maintained theme of self-improvement and an interest in learning, ends with an esoteric account of Franklin's activities in England as a Commissioner. Readers seeking to learn more about Franklin's role in subsequent events, such as the Revolution and drafting of the Constitution, can refer to his collected journals and notes, which he kept meticulously.