The third Silence Dogood letter talks about having the foundation built and getting ready to “raise the Building”. But in the first two paragraphs, Ben as Silence makes the following statements that I think are profound and should be internalized.
“It is undoubtedly the Duty of all Persons to server the Country they live in, according to their abilities..”
“I have from my Youth been indefatigable studious to gain and treasure up in my Mind all useful and desirable Knowledge, especially such as tends to improve the Mind, and enlarge the Understanding.”
As always, Ben makes some really good points.
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