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    [Benjamin Franklin and David Hall] Manuscript Receipt An ADS by William Hall, 6" x 3", Dec. 5, 1772. A receipt made out to "Mr. Thomas Penrose the Sum of Four Pounds, Fifteen Shillings & sixpence in full for the Pennsylvania Gazette and Sundry Franklin & Hall and Hall & Sellers for Franklin & Hall and Hall and Sellers." David Hall (1714-1772) came to America in 1743 and worked as a Journeyman in Franklin's shop. He and Franklin formed a partnership which lasted from 1748 until 1766. Hall maintained the business as Hall & Sellers, after Franklin sold his interest in 1766. Sellers continued the firm after Hall's death in 1774 in partnership with Hall's sons. The firm notably published the Pennsylvania Gazette (founded by Franklin) until 1804 and Continental Currency during the Revolution. An important association piece in near fine condition. With a second ADS on verso likely accomplished by an employee of the firm.

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