1791.031: Scheme of the Petersburg Church Lottery.

Published: 1791

Full Title: Petersburg Church Lottery. Scheme of a lottery, for raising the sum of seven hundred and fifty pounds, to be applied toward paying the expence of building a church in the town of Petersburg.

Author: Trustees of Petersburg Episcopal Church.

Place Issued: Petersburg

Issuing Press: William Prentis

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 21 x 18 cm. (broadside).


Signed in print by Thomas G. Peachy and six others; dated: "Petersburg, March 22, 1791." Proceeds were used to finance, in part, building an Episcopal church on Courthouse Hill. Sheet lacks printer credit; the only press then operating in Petersburg was that of William Prentis, hence the attribution here. No copy found during filming of the Early American Imprints Series, so not filmed.

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