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Full Name: William Bradford
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(1663-1752) Printer, publisher. William Bradford emigrated to Philadelphia in 1685 where he set up the first printing press in Pennsylvania. He added a bookstore in 1688 and was in 1690 one of the founders of the first paper mills in the colonies. He was arrested for printing a pamphlet critical of the Quaker government; his trial, at which no verdict was reached, was probably the first involving freedom of the press. Mr. Bradford moved to New York City around 1693 where he became royal printer and issued some 400 items in the next 50 years, including the first "American Book of Common Prayer" (1710), some of the earliest of American almanacs, and many pamphlets and political writings. In 1725, the first New York newspaper, the royalist New York Gazette, was published by Mr. Bradford.
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1663 (Unknown) County
William Bradford was born in England in 1660 or 1663. 
1693 New York County
Mr. Bradford moved to New York City around 1693 where he became royal printer and issued some 400 items in the next 50 years 
1752 New York County
Mr. Bradford died in Manhattan, New York, on May 23, 1752. 
1725 New York County
The first New York newspaper, the royalist New York Gazette, was published by Mr. Bradford.  
1752 New York County
Mr. Bradford was interred at Trinity Churchyard in Manhattan, New York. 

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