The Virginia Gazette

Today in the 1770s: April 18

WILLIAMSBURG, April 18, 1777.
To the worthy ELECTORS of NORFOLK Borough, Gentlemen, The favourable Sentiments I have some cause to believe you entertain of my past Conduct induces me to return my most grateful Thanks, and to make again an humble Tender of my best Abilities to serve you in the ensuing General Assembly. Be assured, Gentlemen, if I have the honour to represent you, that my earnest Endeavours shall be exerted in your Service, and that if I should be as successful in, as desirous of obtaining for you RIGHT and JUSTICE, you will not fail to receive them. Your unfortunate dispersed State at this Time renders a personal Application impracticable, for which Reason I have addressed you in this Manner. I am , with great Respect, Gentlmen, Your obliged humble Servant, W. R. W. CURLE. *** The election will come on at the Ferry Point, Almond's House, on Thursday the 24th Instant (April) 10 o'Clock.

Virginia Gazette (Dixon & Hunter) April 18, 1777
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William Roscoe Wilson Curle won the election.

Sources: GAV 1619-1978

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