The Virginia Gazette

Today in the 1770s: April 3

WILLIAMSBURG, April 3, 1777.
The partnership of THOMAS NELSON, Jun. and Company, of York, being at an end, all Persons indebted to them are requested to settle their Accounts as soon as possible, and those who cannot conveniently discharge their balances it is expected will give bond for the same. If any have demands against the Partnership, they are desired to bring them in, and they shall be paid. AUGUSTINE MOORE.

Virginia Gazette (Dixon & Hunter) April 11, 1777

About this entry:

Thomas Nelson Jr. was part of Virginia's delegation to the Continental Congress in Philadelphia, where he presented the Virginia Resolutions and became one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. He came home in the spring of 1777. During the Revolution he neglected his business affairs and pledged much of his own money to the war effort. His finances never recovered.

Sources: DNB

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