Two things. First: My wonderful Patreons get to see these pages early — and in glorious full resolution. (They also get the occasional side story and bonus art.) If you would like to help keep the comic going, consider throwing a dollar or five its way. Thanks!
Second: I have taken outrageous artistic license here (as usual). I’ve knocked one of Franklin’s most powerful and moving speeches into a few terse blurbs — cutting out both not only the poetry and emotion, but also the jokes! Outrageous!
And I’ve had him say the words himself. I’ve denied you what happened in real life — he was too weak to speak, it was a monumental effort for him to even attend, and so with an unsteady hand he handed his prepared remarks to James Wilson to read for him. The delegates were all
I denied you all that. And I’m going to do it again, real soon.