1786.022: Solicitation for Tobacco Shipments.

Published: 1786

Full Title: Fredericksburg, March 25, 1786. Sir, Being about to settle in [blank] with a view to establishing a commercial connexion with this country ... Either of the aftermentioned gentlemen will at all times receive tobacco, or any other produce, and ship it for you to my address ... Your most obedient servant, [blank]. Mr. Josiah Watson, Alexandria; Mr. William Carr, Dumfries; Mr. Fontaine Maury, Fredericksburgh; Messrs. Samuel Paine and Co. Richmond; Mr. Richard Morris, Louisa.

Author: Maury, James (1746-1840).

Place Issued: Fredericksburg

Issuing Press: Timothy Green & Co.

Description: [2 leaves]; 24 cm. (broadside).


Sheet lacks printer credit; Bristol suggested that this title issued from Alexandria, apparently from the order of locations listed in the text; however, the mention of Fredericksburg at the outset of the text suggests that port town as the issuing locale; moreover, the Maury family's connections to the Fredericksburg area are well known and documented; so it seems more likely that this title issued from the Fredericksburg press of Timothy Green, who was then a key player in promoting that neighborhood's commerce. Only surviving copy held by the Virginia Historical Society shows that Maury chose Liverpool as the English end of this commercial venture (blank completed in manuscript).

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