WILLIAMSBURG, March 7, 1771.
The subscriber, who has lately entered into the Raleigh Tavern, begs leave to solicit the customers of that house for a continuance of their favours; and he hereby acquaints the Gentlemen who lodged there in public times that their rooms will be still kept in order to receive them. He flatters himself that he will be able to give satisfaction; as no pains nor cost shall be spared for that end. JAMES SOUTHALL.
Virginia Gazette (Rind) March 7, 1771
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By 1767 James Southall (1726- 1801) was operating a tavern at the site of the tavern formerly owned by Henry Wetherburn. He owned the Raleigh Tavern until his death. He was a member of the Williamsburg Committee of Safety, 1774-5 and served in the Williamsburg militia.