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.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

April 11, 1766 - Walker, Leigh, Reade


Arrived in York river, from Bristol, the York, Capt. Walker, in 7 weeks passage. By her we have papers to the 15th of February, which contain nothing whereby to judge of the fate of the Stamp Act: But a Gentleman who came passenger in said vessel says that news arrived in Bristol the day he left it (the 16th) that it had passed the House of Commons that the act should be repealed, and that the disposition of his Majesty and his Ministers was known to be favourable for the colonies; so that nothing now prevents this important matter from being settled to our satisfaction but the determination of the House of Lords, where we have got some staunch and able friends.

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A LIST of LETTERS in the POST OFFICE, Williamsburg
. . . Richard Leigh, York river, . . . Rev. Robert Reade, York river . . .