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Old 12-20-2012, 05:09 PM   #1320
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Here's a chunk of a letter that Ben Franklin wrote to James Parker in 1751 regarding the Iroquois Confederacy:

It would be a strange thing if Six Nations of ignorant savages should be capable of forming a scheme for such an union, and be able to execute it in such a manner as that it has subsisted ages and appears indissoluble; and yet that a like union should be impracticable for ten or a dozen English colonies, to whom it is more necessary and must be more advantageous, and who cannot be supposed to want an equal understanding of their interests.


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