The Resource 1751-1757
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- Contians primarily accounts for the years 1751-1753, just prior to Chiswell's departure for Williamsburg, with some accounts for the 1754-1757. Purchases of items of general nature for his estate Scotchtown in Hanover County are noted, including powder, shot, crockery, spices, rum, and "Irish Linnen." Also noted are tobacco transfers
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- Colonel John Chiswell (ca. 1710-1766) of Hanover County, Virginia, represented Hanover County in the house of Burgesses for thirteen years. He lost his property in a bad investment, and moved to WIlliamsburg in about 1753. In 1766 he stabbed a merchant in Cumberland County, but was released, and died soon afterwards, either of suicide or hypertension.
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- Available for purchase: Edwards, Conley L., III et al., comps. A Guide To Business Records In The Virginia State Library And Archives. Richmond : Virginia State Library and Archives, 1994
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