WILLIAMSBURG, February 6, 1772.
I BEG Leave to acquaint my former Customers, and the Publick in general, that I have just opened Tavern opposite to the Raleigh, at the Sign of The King's Arms, being the House lately occupied by Mr. John Carter, and shall be much obliged to the Gentlemen who favour me with their Company. JANE VOBE. *** I am in Want of a good COOK, and would be glad to hire or purchase one.
Virginia Gazette (Purdie & Dixon) February 6, 1772
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Mrs. Vobe's previous tavern was located where Campbell's Tavern now stands. Her new tavern was popular and was patronized by George Washington. As you might expect, the name of the tavern was changed during the Revolution and the King's Arms became the Eagle. In 1785 Mrs. Vobe advertised the Eagle Tavern for sale, and she was dead by June 1789.