Benjamin Franklin - 90% 1951 silver half dollars - Second Continental Congress Commemorative Cover Honors

Franklin's Attending the Second Continental Congress
1951 silver half dollars, Philadelphia Mint

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1951 - Philadelphia Mint
   This Commemorative Cover Honors Franklin's Attending the Second Continental Congress on May 10, 1775 in Philadelphia, Pa.
1951 silver half dollars, Second Continental Congress, Benjamin Franklin
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Franklin's Attending
the Second Continental Congress
on May 10, 1775 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
   The Second Continental Congress met for the first time on May 10, 1775 at the Pennsylvania State House in Philadelphia. Its oldest member was the 70-year old Benjamin Franklin - the philosopher, inventer and diplomat.

   The circumstances behind Franklin's appointment were sudden. He had arrived from Great Britian only five days earlier, when he heard of the Battle of Lexington and Concord that touched off the Revolutionary War. The next morning, the Pennsylvania State Assembly chose Franklin to be the deputy for this esteemed group of statesmen.

   Franklin's presence in the Congress met with a variety of reactions. John Adams was dismayed to receive fewer committee appointments than Franklin, who did not share Adam's passion for oratory and was often silent. Thomas Jefferson admitted thet he never heard Franklin speak "ten minutes at a time," but praised him for his firm stances on major issues," knowing that the little ones would follow of themselves."

   One issue which particularly concerned Franklin was the deepening conflict between Great Britain and the American colonies. He was initially a moderating influence, recommending no military force and hoping for a reconciliation. Yet in a letter to John Sargent, his friend in Parliament, Franklin granted "one opportunity more of recovering our affections...and that I fear will be the last."

   As a member of the Second Continental Congress, Franklin was a staunch defender of independence - a cause he championed with his usual abundant energy.

   The historic U.S. stamp on this Cover was issued in 1947 and depicts Benjamin Franklin and George Washington. The Cover is postmarked on May 10, the exact anniversary of the day Benjamin Franklin attended the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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