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Book Content- transcribing
I have written a history book.
It cites over 150 historical documents which are published online.
I don't require permission to transcribe these documents because they fall under the fair use copyright rules.
The documents themselves take up about 70 percent of the book.
Each document is then 'decoded'. It is essentialy a cipher that has never thought to have been suspected before.
In this way the document becomes brand new. It was crafted like this by design.
Welcome to the mind of Benjamin Franklin.
It is my opinion that the entire book is original content. The letters themselves are not filler but required reference points.
Each one pertains directly to the narrative of the book itself. The narrative is new history.
I don't think that I'm going to have any issues in light of what I have shared.
The research involved in this book was actually locating these letters and recognizing them. Part two was deciphering them which is then applied to the books narrative. They are the source of the narrative.
Here is an example of a letter I transcribed from Franklinpapers.org.
"From David Rittenhouse
als: American Philosophical Society
Philadelphia April 29th. 1780
Amidst the many important objects of your attention I doubt not but you sometimes unbend your mind by an Excursion thro’ the fields of Philosophy, I shall therefore make no apology for communicating to you a freak of Nature which seems to be new, at least it is so to us. On the 19th. of August last during a heavy Shower of Rain, not attended by any Thunder lightning or wind, a prodigious Torrent fell on the North or Blue Mountain 10 Miles from Carlisle, and Carried away every Rock and Tree however large that stood in its Course, it likewise tore up the Earth & Stones from 4 to 10 feet deep, and from two to 6 perchers wide, for upwards of 100 rod, that is from very near the top of the Mountain down to the foot of the first Steep Ascent. I had heard such wonderful accounts of the effects of this Cataract that I was induced to take a ride of 130 miles to view the Spot, and spent a whole Day there with satisfaction and astonishment. The facts I am perfectly convinced of by my own observation, and which appear to me most worthy of your notice are these. It was certainly a stream of water falling from the Clouds in a Spot not above 10 yards diameter, and not any Collection of waters falling in rain, on the surface of the Earth. The face of the mountain will not admit a possibility of suppoing it to have been a collection of water already fallen in rain the common way, it being a very high narrow ridge, and the Soil, Stony, Sandy and sufficently porous to drink up rains falling in the common way. And tho’ the Stream seems to have continued some time, certainly at least a few minutes, it nevertheless fell invariably in the same Spot, without moving to the right or left. I should be happy in having your opinion on this matter, my own Conjecture is that a Great Quantity of the Electric fluid, passing silently from the Cloud to the Mountain, carried the forming drops of rain from all quarters of the Cloud to one point, and by uniting them producd this prodigious Cataract—
I am, Dr. Sir, with the utmost respect and esteem, your sincere friend and most obedient humble Servant
Dr. Franklin "
It is a competely contrived letter and a cipher.
"David Rittenhouse" is part of the cipher.
"The spot" is part of the cipher
130 miles is part of the cipher.
Aug 19 is part of the cipher and pertains to an assicated event.
Cataract is part of the cipher
freak of nature is part of the cipher
Blue mountain is part of the cipher
Carlilse is part of the cipher
.. and about 6 more things.
The other 85 letters I transcribe are decoded in a similar manner.
This particular letter is related directly to the United States Seal (think eye of providence and prymid). At the spot,
which I was able to locate is actually a physical pyramid. In that pryamid there is a viewing room and in that hang
3 bronze plaques Two of them are the front and back of the United States Seal. The third is a clue to a secret they hold.
The plaques were created by Benjamin Franklin. His name is actually inscribed on a plaque on the outside of this pyramid.
What I just talked about take up 6 pages and there are 2 other letters related to it. One from James Madison and the other by Thomas Jefferson.
The book is 145,000 words.