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Letters, 1751-1776.

Author: William Straham
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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These letters of William Strahan, London printer, bookseller, and associate of Benjamin Franklin, were addressed to David Hall, printer and merchant of Philadelphia, and to his son, William Hall. The letters describe the English political scene, activities of Parliament in the crucial years before the American Revolution, East Indian Company affairs, colonial legislation, elections, the question of quartering  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Benjamin Franklin; David Hall; William Hall; Benjamin Franklin; David Hall; William Hall
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: William Straham
OCLC Number: 122625061
Description: 40 items.

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These letters of William Strahan, London printer, bookseller, and associate of Benjamin Franklin, were addressed to David Hall, printer and merchant of Philadelphia, and to his son, William Hall. The letters describe the English political scene, activities of Parliament in the crucial years before the American Revolution, East Indian Company affairs, colonial legislation, elections, the question of quartering troops in the colonies, disturbances in Boston, and other incidents leading to the War for Independence. There are references to Franklin's travels, his friendship with Strahan, and his examination before the House of Commons.

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