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.

Friday, November 26, 2010

May 2, 1766 – Jordon, Mitchell, Young, Robertson

GREAT and GLORIOUS NEWS to America, and comfortable news to the PRINTER of the Virginia Gazette.
An express arrived in town this evening from Mr. Jordon, who came passenger in the Lord Baltimore, Capt. Mitchell, arrived in York river from London, who brings a certain account of the repeal of the abhorred STAMP ACT. The publication of our paper, upon this account, will be later than usual; but the occasion of it, we are almost sure, will plead our excuse. After reading the following, let the cheerful song go round; for Britons, Britons never will be slaves.
A bill for the better securing the dependency of his Majesty’s dominions in America upon the Crown and Parliament of Great Britain. . . .

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The Bristol, Capt. Young, is arrived in York river, from Bristol, who had 7 weeks passage, and the Sally and Molly, Capt. Robertson, from Glasgow, is arrived in Potowmauk, who sailed the 13th of March.