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Note in a bottle in the floorboards— What does it say?
I’m imagining a floorboard in Philidelphia with a bottle hidden in the floorboards containing a note from Elizabeth Powel, who was a social activist woman of the times who asked Benjamin Franklin, “Have we got a republic or a monarchy?” To which Franklin replied, “a republic, if you can keep it.”
Read about the actual quote at the Library of Congress.
September 18, 1787
I hold Dr. Franklin to his Word. If you find this note, answer for yourself—Have we a republic or monarchy?
~Elizabeth Powelon Mastodon and Flickr