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What petition did Franklin sign that made the House of Representatives take notice?


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Franklin signed the Pennsylvania Abolition Society's petition to end slavery, which caused a commotion in the House of Representatives. Franklin's position and influence could not be denied, but his endorsement caused friction and a breakdown among those serving in the House, as slavery was an extremely volatile source of angst for those serving in office.


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