The Virginia Gazette

Today in the 1770s: July 21

WILLIAMSBURG, July 21, 1775.
York river is now clear of men of war, and the Mercury and Otter are gone to Norfolk on board of which last trip is lord Dunmore. His lordship has taken possession, we hear, of a stout vessel lately arrived from the West Indies, belonging or consigned to Mr. John Brown of Norfolk which he intends fitting up (with cannon, etc.) for his reception.

Virginia Gazette (Purdie) July 21, 1775
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Virginians keep track of Lord Dunmore until he is finally driven away in August 1776.

Sources: Wrike. P 103

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