The Virginia Gazette

Today in the 1770s: March 21

WILLIAMSBURG, March 21, 1777.
Wanted immediately, four or five good HOUSE CARPENTERS, also five or six NEGRO CARPENTERS, for which a good Price will be given by applying to me. FRANCIS JARAM.

Virginia Gazette (Dixon & Hunter) March 21, 1777

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Williamsburg swelled with the arrival of bureaucrats, soldiers and merchants, all arriving to serve the needs of the newly established state of Virginia. Buildings needed to be built or refitted for use as various public offices, barracks established for the hundreds of troops then living out of wooden and canvas tent cities and workshops constructed for the countless trades people hired to furnish the commonwealth with all its material needs.

Sources: Poirier, introduction.

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