Jump to navigation Jump to search This article is about Philadelphia club, c. This article needs additional citations for verification. The Junto, also known as the Leather Apron Club, was cartoon ออนไลน์ club for mutual improvement established in 1727 by Benjamin Franklin in Philadelphia. Franklin organized a group of friends to provide a structured form of mutual improvement.
The members of the Junto were drawn from diverse occupations and backgrounds, but they all shared a spirit of inquiry and a desire to improve themselves, their community, and to help others. At just 21, he oversaw five men, including Hugh Meredith, Stephen Potts, and George Webb, who were soon to form the core of the Junto. Franklin was an outgoing, social individual and had become acquainted with these businessmen. This gathering included prominent merchants who met informally to drink and discuss the business of the day. All members lived in Philadelphia and came from diverse areas of interest and business. Along with Meredith, Potts, and Webb, they included Joseph Breintnall, merchant and scrivener, who also loved poetry and natural history.
Franklin was influenced by two predecessor organizations in particular. Whether he loves all Men, of what Profession or Religion soever? Whether he thinks no person ought to be harmed in his Body, Name, or Goods, for mere speculative Opinions, or his external way of Worship? Each member of the club would take turns proposing topics for discussion and moderating these discussions.
Member behave himself with all the temper, judgement, modesty, and discretion he is master of. The other important predecessors were the “neighborhood benefit societies” and “reforming societies” proposed in Massachusetts by Cotton Mather. In what open transgressions do any live? Is there any instance of oppression or fraudulence in the dealings of any sort of people, which may call for our efforts to rectify it?