The Virginia Gazette

Today in the 1770s: January 5

WILLIAMSBURG, January 5, 1776.
To be SOLD before Robert Nicolson's store, on Tuesday the 10th instant, A GREAT variety of cabinet-makers tools, mohogany, walnut, and pine plank, likewise new walnut bookcases, desks, tables, etc. belonging to the estate of mr. Peter Scott, deceased. Six months credit will be allowed for all sums above 5 L. the purchasers giving bond with good security. All persons indebted to the said estate by bond or open account, are requested to pay off as soon as possible; and those to whom the estate are indebted are desired to call and receive payment, from ALEXANDER CRAIG, ROBERT NICOLSON, executors.

Virginia Gazette (Purdie) January 5, 1776
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About this entry:

Peter Scott was one of four principal cabinetmakers working in Williamsburg. From 1732 until his death in 1775, Scott's shop was located on Duke of Gloucester Street across from Bruton Parish Church. The building was destroyed by fire two months after his death and the site is the subject of a CW Research Report. Robert Nicolson's store is on the North side of the Duke of Gloucester Street on the block nearest the Capitol.

Language notes:

Variant spelling: mohogany/mahogany; Abbreviation: 5L= 5 pounds (money)

Sources: Heuvel

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