WILLIAMSBURG, July 19, 1776.
The Subscriber (lately from Norfolk) begs Leave to inform the Public that he has erected a Manufactery of SOAP and CANDLES in this City, and intends carrying on the Business in the best Manner, opposite to Mr. Maupin's Tavern. He will give 7 1/2d per lb. for Tallow, for picked Cotton 2s6, Myrtle Wax 10d, Wood Ashes 7 1/2 d. per Bushel, Tobacco Ashes 1s3, and 1s. per lb. for Tow Wick. He begs the Inhabitants in and about the City will be careful of their Ashes, as he can supply them with good Soap upon more reasonable Terms than they can make it. MORTO BRIEN.
Virginia Gazette (Dixon & Hunter) July 29, 1776
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Morto Brien's soap and candle factory was located across the street from Gabriel Maupin's Market Square Tavern.
Sources: WAR: Maupin