The Virginia Gazette

Today in the 1770s: January 11

SOUTHHAMPTON committee, January 11, 1776.
PRESENT, The rev. GEORGE GURLEY, chairman, and 11 members. THE Hon. Convention having recommended an inquiry to be made by this committee into the conduct of mr. William Urquhart, merchant, relative to certain goods mentioned in an account enclosed in a letter from one Hugh Warden, dated Glasgow, Sept. 6, 1775, mr. Urquhart, having had due notice, appeared before the committee, and was heard touching the importation of the said goods; and it appears, from the account, and the examination of his storekeeper, that no goods have been shipped or received by the said mr. Urquhart contrary to the association, and that mr. Urquahart ought to be acquitted of any imputation of acting contrary to the association in that particular. SAMUEL KELLO, clerk.

Virginia Gazette (Purdie) February 2, 1776

About this entry:

"Association" refers to the ban on importation of goods from Great Britain.

Language notes:

An imputation is an accusation.

Sources: Encyclopedia of the American Revolution

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