The Virginia Gazette

Today in the 1770s: July 18

WILLIAMSBURG, July 18, 1776.
The Trustees of John Randolph, Esq; the late Attorney General, being anxious to wind up his Affairs, request all Persons indebted for Goods bought at the Sale to make immediate Payment, the Bonds having been due some Time: And such of the Creditors as have not already done so, are requested to give in their Claims without loss of Time, to JOHN BLAIR, or JAMES COCKE.

Virginia Gazette (Dixon & Hunter) July 25, 1777

About this entry:

When John Randolph had left for England eleven months earlier, he authorized Blair, Cocke and his brother, Peyton, to sell his property - town house & 100 acres of land, his church pew, thirteen slaves and all his household goods and furniture to pay his debts which were approximately 3000 pounds.

Sources: Cowden, p731-35

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