The Virginia Gazette

Today in the 1770s: August 19

WILLIAMSBURG, August 19, 1775.
The Subscriber begs Leave to inform the Public, that she intends to open a DANCING SCHOOL on Friday next, for young Ladies; she therefore hopes the Gentlemen and Ladies will be kind enough in sending their Daughters. She flatters herself she shall be able to give entire Satisfaction, as no Care or Pains on her part will be wanting. Her Days for teaching are Fridays and Saturdays, every Week; the price 20s. Entrance, and 4l. a Year. The School will be kept at Mr. Blovet Pasteur's. SARAH HALLAM.

Virginia Gazette (Dixon & Hunter) August 19, 1775

About this entry:

Sarah Hallam joined the Hallam family acting company by marrying young Lewis Hallam. By 1775 she was thirty-five years old, had two young sons and was separated from her husband. She taught dancing to the children of tradesmen and gentlemen at Mr Pasteur's on Nicholson St.

Sources: WAR

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