The Resource This item came to the Library of Virginia under the accession number 42930

This item came to the Library of Virginia under the accession number 42930

Label
1796-1819
Inclusive dates
1796-1819
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Language
eng
Summary
Fredericksburg (Va.) Market House Accounts, 1796-1819, record transactions primarily involving the sell and rent of Market House lots and rooms. Information found in the accounts include lot numbers, dimensions of lots, name of individuals who rented rooms, date of transaction, length of rental period, amount due, form of payment, amount paid, date of transaction, legal service rendered, form of payment, and amount owed or paid. The accounts include a map of a portion of Market Square bordering on William Street drawn in 1813. Additional information recorded in the Market House accounts includes an account of sales of lots sold in 1796. Entries contain the following: name of purchaser, lot number, dimensions of lot, price of lot, and purchase price. The accounts also record the accounts of trustees who managed the Market House property on behalf of the city
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Biographical or historical data
  • The Market House was constructed prior to 1752. It was Fredericksburg's arts and entertainment center until it was taken down in 1813 and replaced by a new building at William and Princess Anne Streets. The new building housed the Market House and Town Hall and was used for balls, sociables, public meetings and lodge rooms. The Market House comprised Fredericksburg's only legal vending place. The building now houses the Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center.
  • The Market House property (lots, stalls, and rooms) was owned and managed by the city of Fredericksburg. The trustees who oversaw the Market House were answerable to the Corporation Court.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Fredericksburg (Va.) Market House Accounts
Label
This item came to the Library of Virginia under the accession number 42930
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This item came to the Library of Virginia under the accession number 42930
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1
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Immediate source of acquisition
The Library of Virginia Local Records Services Branch
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001558454
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Type of unit
microfilm reel (32 images)

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