Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
“He and I had made a serious Agreement, that the one who happened first to die, should if possible make a friendly Visit to the other, and acquaint him how he found things in the Separate State. But he never fulfill’d his Promise.”
- In this passage, Franklin discusses an agreement that he made with a friend concerning death and the afterlife. The edition used here is The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, edited by Kennith Silverman (Penguin Classics, 1986).