Quote from “America’s Forgotten Founding Father” by Dr. Rosanne Welch – 9 in a series – Livorno, The British and Learning English

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Filippo enjoyed watching the unloading of products from distant lands onto his shores, wondering often about the people and places where the products originated.  As the major port city on the coast, Livorno boasted visitors from all over the world. The British had reestablished trade in the last fifty years, though they called the town Leghorn. In order to work and socialize with the British philosophers and writers who formed the expatriate community, Filippo learned English and found he had a facility with language, which would prove valuable later in life. 

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