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 noticed or selected by the indexers. Annual lists of world events put local listings in context. Please review primary source material before citing.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

April 17, 1746 - Mayes, Todd, Smith

Since our last, we have an Account of the Arrival of the Ship Byrd, Capt. Mayes, in Rappahanock, in about 8 Weeks from Glasgow; which brings an Account, That on the 17th of January, there was a smart Skirmish … between the King’s Forces … and the main Body of the Rebels … the Rebels have … fled precipitately towards the Highlands, leaving Stirling, and the Country thereabouts, in Possession of the King’s Forces. On the 31st of January, the Duke of Cumberland arrived at Edinburgh … 6000 Hessians are hourly expected to land in Scotland, there is no doubt but such Measures will be taken, as will effectually put a Stop to the unnatural Rebellion, and restore Peace to His Majesty’s Dominions again.

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Last Saturday the Business of the Session of the General Assembly of this Colony, being brought on a conclusion, his Honour the Governor was pleased to send for Mr. Speaker, and the House of Burgesses into the Council Chamber, and gave his Assent to the following Acts: …

29. An Act, to dock the Intail of certain Lands in the County of Gloucester, late the Estate of Thomas Todd, and vesting the same in Trustees, to be sold; and the Money arising therefrom to be laid out in Slaves, to be settled to the same Uses.

30. An Act, to dock the Intail of certain Lands in the County of Gloucester, late the Estate of John Smith, and vesting the same in Trustees, to be sold; and the Money arising therefrom, to be laid out in Slaves, to be settled to the same Uses.