The Junto – Benjamin Franklin’s Intellectual Fight Club.

In the Autumn of 1727 Benjamin Franklin created a club called The Leather Apron Club which was later officially dubbed the Junto.

The Leather Apron Club/Junto was a small collection of like-minded men, tradesmen and artisans, that initially met every Friday evening at a local tavern to discuss philosophy, poetry, politics, self-improvement, and network in order to further their business interests and public endeavors.

Benjamin considered it a club for “mutual improvement”.

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“A Nest Of Rebel Pirates” – Part One

I very much enjoy the study of History. I love it. Not for any academic requirement or gain, but just because.

World history I have studied over the years for pleasure. I also believe it should be a gentleman’s duty to learn and absorb such. 

It’s a perfect means to gain perspective. And while I do just that, I much prefer the study of local history. The history of the state I reside in, New Jersey, is fascinating for me.

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