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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
Hall, Samuel 1740- 1807 (search)
Hall, Samuel 1740-1807 Printer; born in Medford, Mass., Nov. 2, 1740; was a partner of the widow of James Franklin in 1761-68, in which year he published the Essex gazette in Salem, Mass. He removed to Cambridge in 1775 and published the New England chronicle, and subsequently the Massachusetts gazette. He died in Boston, Mass., Oct. 30, 1807.
Reprisal, the The ship that carried Franklin to France, having replenished in the port of Nantes, cruised off the French coast and captured several prizes from the English. The American privateers were permitted to enter French ports in cases of extreme emergency, and there to receive supplies only sufficient for a voyage to their own ports; but the Reprisal continued to cruise off the French coast after leaving port, and captured the English royal packet between Falmouth and Lisbon. With this and five other prizes, she entered the harbor of L'Orient, the captain saying he intended to send them to America. Stormont, the English ambassador to Paris, hurried to Vergennes to demand that the captain, with his crews, cargoes, and ships, should be given up. You have come too late, said the minister; orders have already been sent that the American ship and her prizes must immediately put to sea. the Reprisal continued to cruise in European waters until captured in the summer of 1777.
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