The Virginia Gazette

Today in the 1770s: December 14

December 14, 1775.
The Sheriffs who are indebted to his Majesty's Revenue of Quitrents, are desired to settle with the Auditor, and pay their respective Balances into the Receiver's Office by the first Day of next January; all such who fail to make due Payment by that Time, legal Notice will be given to obtain a Judgment next April. RICHARD CORBIN, D.R.G.

Virginia Gazette (Dixon & Hunter) December 16, 1775

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Richard Corbin, a wealthy planter and long-time member of the Governor's Council, was appointed Deputy Receiver General in 1762 and became responsible for collecting quitrents - property taxes - that were payable to the Crown. In December 1775, the royal governor of Virginia was battling American troops near Norfolk and Virginia was being ruled by the Virginia Convention of Delegates. Corbin remained a loyalist and retired to his plantation where he died in 1790.

Sources: DVB

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