Transcript:Augusta VA, Petition to restrain sales of rum and wine by ordinary keepers, c1753



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Source:Chalkley's Chronicles See 1:442


[c1753] To the Worshipful Court of Augusta now sitting: We, the inhabitants of this County, have long felt the smart of the great indulgence the ordinary keepers of this County have met with in allowing them to sell such large quantities of rum and wine at an extravagant rate, by which our money is drained out of the County, for which we have no return but a fresh supply to pick our pockets. We, your petitioners, humbly pray your worship to put a stop to the said liquors, which would encourage us to pursue our laborious designs, which is to raise sufficient quantities of grain which would suffciently supply us with liquors and the money circulate in this County to the advantage of us, the same. We hope that your worships will discover to us that you have a real regard for the good of the County, and lay us under an obligation to pray for your prosperity.


In original Order:

James Hamilton
Alexander Walker
James Robertson
James Stevenson
John Christian
Alexander Blair
Thomas Shiels
Robert Christian
Thomas Stewart
James Allen
Joseph Hanna
Francis Beaty
Mathew Lyle
Archibald Reah
John Walker (?)
Samuel Downey
Daniel McAnair (McEvear)
Robert Spears (Syers)
Daniel Danison
Robert Moffet
Alexander Henderson
Andrew Hamilton
John Finley
Thomas Beard
Archibald Armstrong
William Mackan
James Campbell
John Vance
John Archer
James Reburn
Alexander Gibson
William Lewis
George Scott
Joseph Bell
James Coyl
William Logen
Samuel McCune
John Caruth
Patrick Hays
Robert Sayers
Andrew McCombe
James Montgomery
James Scott
George Crawford
John Allen
Edward Spear
James Brown
John King
John Anderson
William Logan
Patrick Campbell
Jacob Lockhart
Sam Wallace
James Knox
John Carlile
Charles Campbell
Mathew Harper
John Jackson
James Miller
John Hutcheson
William Palmer
Samuel Love