The Virginia Gazette

Today in the 1770s: March 5

WILLIAMSBURG, March 5, 1779.
All persons indebted to the late partnership of Dixon & Hunter, for gazettes, books, etc. are requested to pay off their respective balances as soon as possible; and those who have claims against the same are desired to apply for payment. The books are lodged with William Hunter, who will settle all accounts relative to the said partnership.

Virginia Gazette (Dixon & Nicolson) March 5, 1779
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John Dixon was both uncle by marriage and guardian of young William Hunter, Jr. After Hunter's apprenticeship to Purdie and Dixon was complete, Dixon and Hunter went into business together in January 1775. Hunter quit the printing business in 1777 because of his loyalist principles, but his name stayed on the masthead until December 1778. He joined British General Cornwallis's forces in 1781 and departed first for New York, then Canada. He moved to London in 1784.

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