The Virginia Gazette

Today in the 1770s: May 21

WILLIAMSBURG, May 21, 1776.
The college of WILLIAM & MARY has been lately cleaned, and will be immediately plastered and white-washed, to render it fit for the reception of the professors, students, grammar scholars, and servants; and the several schools will be opened at the beginning of Trinity term, namely, on Monday the 17th of next month. EMMANUEL JONES.

Virginia Gazette (Purdie) May 24, 1776

About this entry:

Emmanuel Jones was Master of the Indian School and also served as Clerk and Librarian of the Meetings of the President and Masters of the College. As clerk, he would have been responsible for publishing public notices concerning the affairs of the college.

Sources: WAR, Morpurgo, Godson, College

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