1805.044: Numbers in the First Class of the Lexington Lottery.

Published: 1805

Full Title: Fortunate numbers in the first class of the Lexington Lottery, at the close of the drawing, 17th August, 1805. … Wm. Caruthers, sec'y.

Author: Lexington Fire Lottery Trustees.

Place Issued: Lexington

Issuing Press: Uncertain

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 23 cm. x 20 cm. (broadside).


In November 1796, the General Assembly had authorized a lottery to finance the rebuilding the structures consumed by a fire in Lexington in April 1796; in December 1802, it replaced the trustees appointed by the earlier act, as the lottery had "not been carried into operation by reason of the neglect or refusal to act of the Trustees therein mentioned." This notices shows that it took another 32 months to organize and conduct the lottery; Carruthers was the only carryover from the original set of trustees. Sheet lacks colophon; in August 1805,there were two presses operating in Lexington, so the indeterminacy here.

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