Today in the Revolution ...
Pennsylvania becomes the second state to ratify the Constitution.
Birthday of ...
John Jay. Age on 4 July 1776: 30.
POOR RICHARD'S ALMANACK
He that loses 5 s. [shillings] not only loses that Sum, but all the Advantage that might be made by turning it in Dealing, which by the time that a young Man becomes old, amounts to a comfortable Bag of Mony.
— Benjamin Franklin,1737