The Virginia Gazette

Today in the 1770s: March 24

WILLIAMSBURG, March 24, 1777.
Pursuant to an Order of York County Court, appointing us to agree with some Person to make the Creek navigable through the Stone Bridge, lately erected at the Capitol Landing, and to stop up the said Creek where the old Bridge now stands, we give this public Notice that we shall proceed to let the said Work to the lowest Bidder, on Tuesday the 15th of next Month, at 3 o’clock in the Afternoon, at the Capitol Landing. DUDLEY DIGGS. JOHN BLAIR. DAVID JAMESON. WILLIAM GRAVES. JOHN TAZEWELL.

Virginia Gazette (Dixon &Hunter) March 28, 1777

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The first bridge across Queens Creek at Capitol Landing was approved in 1716. The new Stone Bridge was undertaken in Fall of 1774 under the order of Lord Dunmore and at the expense of York County. The Williamsburg Lodge of Masons laid the Foundation Stone and placed a medal under it with the inscription: Georgio Tertio Rege / Comite Dunmore Praefecto / Peyton Randolph Latomorum praeside Supremo / Johanne Blair Praeside A. L. 5774

Sources: WMQ 10 (1) p 274; 16 (1) p 217; 25 (1) p 150.

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