The Virginia Gazette

Today in the 1770s: December 2

WILLIAMSBURG, December 2, 1776.
Lost, on Tuesday the 26th of November, between Jamestown and Mrs. Starke's of this Place, a Pair of BLACK SADDLE BAGS with a small Brass Padlock, containing ruffled and plain Shirts, Cambrick Stocks, a Pair of Worsted Stockings, and a dark Ground spotted Handkerchief marked AM. Whoever will give Intelligence of these or deliver the same to Mrs. Starke, shall have FORTY SHILLINGS Reward. ALEXANDER MOSELEY.

Virginia Gazette (Dixon & Hunter) December 13, 1776
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Alexander Moseley was a merchant, patriot, and government official from Norfolk who lost these items on his way to Williamsburg possibly for the interment of Peyton Randolph on November 26th at Wren Chapel.

Sources: Virginia Calendar, Va Gaz Dixon and Hunter, Nov 29, 1776

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