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AS A POST MASTER
Franklin, along with William Hunter, is appointed Post Master General in 1753. The two men are to draw a salary from the profits of the post office, which has always run with a deficit. Together, Franklin and Hunter improve sales, but they have spent about nine hundred pounds of their own money in the process. But their efforts pay off. In three years, they make three times more profit than Ireland's Post Office. As a result, they are able to repay themselves for their expenses and receive a salary.