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Samuel Hall.

He was born in Medford, November, 1740, and served his apprenticeship, at the printing-business, with his uncle, Daniel Fowle, of Portsmouth. He began business in 1763, at Newport, R. I., in company with Anne Franklin. He left Newport in March, 1768, and opened a printing-office in Salem in April, and commenced the publication of the “Essex Gazette,” Aug. 2 of that year. In 1772, he admitted his brother Ebenezer as partner in trade; and the firm was Samuel and Ebenezer Hall. They remained in Salem until May, 1775, when they removed to Cambridge, and printed in Stoughton Hall. Their paper was then called “New England chronicle and Salem Gazette.” Ebenezer was born in Medford, September, 1749, and died in February, 1776, aged twenty-seven. He learned the art of printing from his brother. He was a good workman, a steady young man, and promised to be an able editor.

After the death of Ebenezer, his brother Samuel removed to Boston, and remained there till 1781, when he returned to Salem, and, on Thursday, Oct. 17, 1781, published the “Salem Gazette.” The last sheet of this paper which he issued was on Thursday, Nov. 22, 1785. After this, he removed to Boston; and on Monday, Nov. 26, of that month, he issued the first sheet of the “Massachusetts Gazette.” He died Oct. 30, 1807, aged sixty-seven. He was an able

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