Virginia Gazette (Purdie & Dixon), 23 February 1769

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This order by George Wythe, clerk of the House of Burgesses from 1768 to 1775, directing clerks of county courts in Virginia in regard to tithables[1] and public charges was printed twice in the Virginia Gazette in 1769.[2]

Article text, 23 February 1769

Page 3

THURSDAY, Dec. 4, 1766.

On a motion made,

Ordered, THAT the clerks of the several county courts in this colony do transmit to the clerk of this House, in the first part of every meeting of the General Assembly, a list of the tithables in their counties, containing the names of such tithables; and that they transmit also, at the same time, a list of the publick charges of their respective counties.

Ordered, That the clerk of this House do cause the same to be published in the Virginia Gazette.

By the House of Burgesses.

See also


  1. "The noun "tithable" when it appears in the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century records of Virginia refers to a person who paid, or for whom someone else paid, one of the taxes that the General Assembly imposed for the support of the civil government in the colony." Library of Virginia Guides, s.v. "Tithables," by Daphne Gentry, accessed October 12, 2018,
  2. "Thursday, Dec. 4, 1766," Virginia Gazette (Purdie & Dixon, Williamsburg, VA), 23 February, 1769, 3; 9 March, 1769, 4.