Compiled by Sara E. Lewis
From an index to the Virginia Gazette, produced in 1950 by Lester J. Cappon and Stella F. Duff of the Institute of Early American History and Culture (Omohundro Institute) with additional Gloucester (including Kingston Parish) material not captured by the indexers. Annual lists of world events put local listings in context. Please review primary source material before citing.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

January 5, 1739 - Lewis, Patchett

Last Sunday Night arrived in York River, Capt. Richard Lewis, in the Ship Virginian, in 7 Weeks from Bristol; and reports, That a Rumour having been spread there, that the Tobacco-Law was to cease after this Crop, and that the Assembly would continue it no longer; the Merchants there declared, That if the Method of Inspecting Tobacco was discontinued, that Commodity would not be worth carrying Home; and that they desir’d him to signify this their opinion to the Planters, their Correspondents.

By this Ship we have an Account, That the King of Spain has sign’d the Articles of Convention, for a Treaty to be held for accommodating the Differences between Great-Britain and Spain: And,

There thereupon, His Britannick Majesty’s Ships of War, which were in the Ports of England, in Readiness for any Expedition, were ordered to laid up, and unmann’d for the Winter Season.

The Ship ------- Capt. Patchett, is also arrived in York River, from Liverpoole.