Young Ben Franklin never got anything he wrote published so he wrote 14 letters under the assumed name of a woman, Silence Dogood. He secretly slipped. Benjamin Franklin's “Silence Dogood” letters antedated his more famous Poor Richard's. Almanac; indeed, are among his earliest known compositions. The Letters of Silence Dogood by Benjamin Franklin pethydro.orgeralistpapers. org. Page 2. Table of Contents. April 2, • Silence Dogood #1. of Silence Dogood, Franklin wrote a series of letters to the editor of The The letters poked fun at the pretensions of the elite and the follies of everyday life. In his autobiography Franklin failed to name these essays. Joseph T. Buckingham was the first to suggest that they were the letters of Silence Dogood; he judged. Mrs. Silence Dogood was a pen name used by Benjamin Franklin to get his work published in was denied several times when he tried to publish letters under his own name in the Courant. The 14 Mrs. Silence Dogood letters were first printed in The favorable reception of the first letter prompted Franklin to write a second. James Franklin and his friends knew that "Silence Dogood" was a pen name and . Transcriptions from the New England Courant, published by Benjamin Franklin: Silence Dogood letters. Silence Dogood, No. 5. Mulier Mulieri magis congruet. Ter. To the author of the New England Courant. SIR,. I shall here present your Readers with a Letter from .