(1706 - 1790) American statesman, inventor, and author, Signer of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Folded postal cover addressed in Franklin's hand to his business partner: "To - Mr. David Hall Printer Philadelphia". At left in another hand, possibly Hall's, appears the docket: "B. Franklin June 27. 1760". Expected toned folds and soiling, some repairs on verso, still very good. 5 1/2" x 8". DAVID HALL (1714â€“ 1772) was an American printer and business partner with Benjamin Franklin in Philadelphia. He took over Franklin's printing business and that of publishing the Pennsylvania Gazette newspaper that Franklin had started. Hall formed his own printing firm in 1766 and did publishing for the government and printing of paper money.