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Unformatted text preview: In the spring of 1728, Franklin and a business partner, James Meredith, decided start their own printing shop with a loan from Meredith's parents. They intended to start a newspaper; when Samuel Keimer learned this he immediately started the Pennsylvania Gazette. Annoyed, Franklin wrote a series essays for a competing newspaper. Within a year, Keimer was bankrupt; Franklin and Meredith bought the Pennsylvania Gazette at a bargain and turned it into a successful paper. In 1730, Franklin and Meredith won a contract to print the colony's official papers. Franklin bought out his partner Meredith and soon was the most successful printer in town. Franklin's move to Philadelphia was bold. It was remarkable that a young man with limited education and no experience would leave all that he knew behind in Boston and head for a new city. Philadelphia was the biggest city in America, a bustling center of head for a new city....
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