The Virginia Gazette

Today in the 1770s: May 3

WILLIAMSBURG, May 3, 1776.
Lost on the way from mr. Holt's, of Hog Island, to col. William Harwood's, in Warwick county, a large black leather pocket book, in which were one 8 l Convention bill, three 20 s. bills, and some small bills; also three lottery tickets in the weavers scheme, Dublin, of the following numbers, 12,363, 12,364, 12,365, with some receipts and other papers. Whoever finds the same, and returns it to me, or col. William Harwood, shall have 20 s. RICHARD NESTOR.

Virginia Gazette (Purdie) May 3, 1776
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Hog Island is in Surry County, across the James River from Jamestown. Hogs were raised there by the earliest colonists of Jamestown. The Holt family had lived on Hog Island since 1636. Today it is the site of a nuclear power plant. Warwick County is the present day city of Newport News.

Sources: Heritage of VA., p120, 260, 7T279-80

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