The Virginia Gazette

Today in the 1770s: January 14

WILLIAMSBURG, January 14, 1775.
AS I am now busily employed in fixing up my PRINTING OFFICE, the Materials for which I have just received from Philadelphia, the Publick may depend upon being furnished, in the first Week of February, with the VIRGINIA GAZETTE printed by Their obedient humble Servant, ALEXANDER PURDIE.

Virginia Gazette (Dixon & Hunter) January 14, 1775

About this entry:

Alexander Purdie was Scottish by birth. He was in Williamsburg by 1764 and employed by Joseph Royle. After Royle's death in 1766, he took over the printing office and formed a partnership with John Dixon. The partnership was terminated in 1774. Purdie died in 1779.

Sources: WAR files

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