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Advertisement for the Founding of Richmond (1737)

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In this advertisement, published on page 4 of William Parks‘s Virginia Gazette on April 22, 1737, William Byrd announces the founding of Richmond. Some spelling has been modernized.

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Virginia Gazette

ADVERTISEMENTS.

THIS is to give Notice, That on the North Side of James River, near the Uppermost Landing, and a little below the Falls, is lately laid off by Major Mayo, a Town, called Richmond, with Streets 65 Feet wide, in a pleasant and healthy Situation, and well supply’d with Springs of good Water. It lies near the Publick Warehouse at Shoccoe‘s, and in the midst of great Quantities of Grain, and all kind of Provisions. The Lots will be granted in Fee Simple, on Condition only of building a House in Three Years Time, of 24 by 16 Feet, fronting within 5 Feet of the Street. The Lots to be rated according to the Convenience of their Situation, and to be sold after this April General Court, by me,

William Byrd.

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April 22, 1737
William Byrd II announces the new town of Richmond, surveyed and with lots for sale, in the Virginia Gazette.
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APA Citation:
Byrd, William. Advertisement for the Founding of Richmond (1737). (2020, December 07). In Encyclopedia Virginia. https://encyclopediavirginia.org/entries/advertisement-for-the-founding-of-richmond-1737.
MLA Citation:
Byrd, William. "Advertisement for the Founding of Richmond (1737)" Encyclopedia Virginia. Virginia Humanities, (07 Dec. 2020). Web. 26 Feb. 2021
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