The Virginia Gazette

Today in the 1770s: February 21

WILLIAMSBURG, February 21 1777.
To be LET, The building of an HOSPITAL for the soldiers of this state, to be 100 feet long and 20 wide. Any person willing to undertake the same is desired to make application to the Governour and Council, on Friday the 14th day of March next. ARCH: BLAIR, CL. CON.

Virginia Gazette (Purdie) February 21, 1777

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In March 1777 Dr. James McClurg, physician and general director of the hospital recommended that the hospital be built on the plantation where the public vineyard was. Benjamin Powell was awarded the contract and the hospital was completed by February 1778.

Sources: Gill, Apothecary p 84-5

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