1706 Born in Boston, January 12 (January 6, 1705, Old Style) on Milk Street near Old South Church; baptized with milk.
1707 Enters Boston Grammar School, and after a year is sent to private school.
1709 Assists his father, a candlemaker.
1711 Apprenticed to his brother James as a printer’s assistant.
1712 Breaks his indenture and travels to Philadelphia, where he finds employment with Samuel Keimer, a denture maker.
1713 At the frantic urging of Governor Keith, leaves for London in November with James Ralph.
1714 Employed in London.
1715 Unemployed in London.
1718 Leaves for Philadelphia July 11¹, with...