The Virginia Gazette

Today in the 1770s: April 5

WILLIAMSBURG, April 5, 1777.
During my absence from this state, I have appointed Daniel Fisher, esq; of Brunswick county, to receive all monies due to me by specialties, and to pay to my creditors such sums as he may be able to collect. Those who are indebted to me by open account are desired to settle and pay them to either of my sons Thomas or Nathaniel, or to give bonds for what they owe. DAVID MASON.

Virginia Gazette (Purdie) April 11, 1777

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"This morning part of the 15th regiment, commanded by Col. David Mason, marched from this city [Williamsburg] to join his Excellency General Washington." Mason served in the Continental Army, November 12, 1776-July 31, 1778.

Sources: VA Gaz, Dixon and Hunter, April 4, 1777, p.2

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