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Benjamin Franklin

Famous Leaks in U.S. History

Benjamin Franklin

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One of the earliest leaks in U.S. history played a key role in stoking tensions between Great Britain and the American colonies. Benjamin Franklin leaked letters by the loyalist Thomas Hutchinson recommending a stronger British presence in Boston. Hutchinson was forced out of the colonies.

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