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The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. XII, No. 3 (Jan., 1905), page 284

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The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography

The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. XII, No. 3 (Jan., 1905), page 284 [Click for larger image]The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. XII, No. 3 (Jan., 1905), page 284

ta County. In 1758 Valentine Sevear was a resident of Culpeper County, Va. Boogher, Gleanings of Virginia History. p. 70. He probably removed to Culpeper after disposing of his Augusta lands, but subsequently returned to the latter county. Idem, p. 146. John Anderson, mentioned in note 26, was one of the flrst Justices of Augusta County upon its organization in 1745. Waddell's Annals of Augusta County, 1902, pp. 52-332; Boogher, Gleanings of Virginia History, pp. 308-23. EXTRACTS FROM VIRGINIA COUNTY RECORDS. A BILL OF LADING, 1674. [Bills of lading and exchange were not infrequently recorded in the books of the county courts.] *: 9: 12: 13: Shipped by the grace of God in Good order 3: 15: 16: 8: 4: & well Conditioned by John Fitz. Randolph 7: 5: in & upon the Good shipp called the Constant Endeavour whereof is master under God for this present Voyage John Pawling & now rideing att Anchor in the River of Rappahannock & by God's grace bound for the port of London to say Tenn hogsheads of Virginia Tobacco being marked & numbered as in the Margent; And are to be delivered in the like good order & well conditioned att the aforesaid port in London (the danger of the seas excepted) unto Lt. Collonell John Searles, or to his Assignes, he or they paying Freight for the said Goods Tenn Pounds sterling # Tunn with primage & Havarage accustomed for witness whereof the Master or purser of the said Shipp hath affirmed to three bills of Lading all of the Tenor * At this place in the bill of lading was the shipper's brand—a mark which cannot be reproduced in type. It represents a large "R," with the figure "4" at the top, and crossed compasses at the bottom

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