The Virginia Gazette

Today in the 1770s: June 21

WILLIAMSBURG, June 21, 1776.
The commissioners appointed by Convention to lease the lands of lord Dunmore within the county of York, and to sell his slaves and personal estate within this city, and the neighbourhood thereof, will, at the palace, on Tuesday the 25th instant, proceed to expose the said slaves and personal estate to sale, by way of auction; the purchasers to be allowed a year's credit, on giving bond and approved security. They also give notice, that they will attend at Porto Bello on Monday the first of next month, at 10 o'clock in the morning, to execute the other part of their commission.

Virginia Gazette (Purdie) June 21, 1776

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A little more than a year after Lord Dunmore, the last royal governor of Virginia, left Williamsburg, the governing body of Virginia sold off his property. Porto Bello was Lord Dunmore's summer estate on the York River.

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