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FRANKLIN, Benjamin (1706-1790)] -HALL, David.

A Mite into the Treasury

      Philadelphia: B. Franklin and D. Hall, 1758. - 8vo., (7 x 4 4/8 inches). (Browned, some staining). Modern half red leatherette, gilt. First American edition, first published in London by Luke Hinde in 1756. Franklin and Hall reprinted this Quaker tract which chastises his fellow Quakers for slack meeting attendance and urges them to refrain from "Evil-surmising, backbiting, or spreading evil reports of any Brother or Sister behind their backs." The Philadelphia Yearly Meeting instructed their overseers of the press in November 1757 "to have an edition of 3,000 copies struck off. At the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting one year later, Nov., 1758, the overseers reported that 'the small treatise of our Friend David Hall mentioned last year hath been reprinted and distributed, which it is hoped will have some good effect towards exciting Friends to a more diligent attendance of Weekly Meetings'" (Miller). Evans 8146; Miller 683.

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