Starting A New Life
After he ran away, he went off to New York and later to Philadelphia. When he got to Philadelphia, he wrote to his family to let them know were he was and why he left. In Philadelphia, he met his future wife and stayed in their guest room till he could find a home. The Pennsylvania's governor read some of Ben's work and offered to help him open his own print shop.
His wife died of a stroke in 1774. Later, he was elected as a Pennsylvania delegate to the second Continental Congress, and was elected postmaster general of the colonies. Ben helped a lot before and during the American Revolution War. If it was not for him, we would of lost the war.
Ben supervised the Constitutional Convention of Pennsylvania. He helped draft and signed the Declaration of Independence. He arrives in Paris as a colonial ambassador to the French Court. He helped get French aid and a French alliance in the Revolutionary War. He signed the Treaty of Paris , along with John Adams and John Jay. Ben also made bifocals for himself and other people.