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Letter text, 4 July 1776
WILLIAMSBURG, Dec. 1.
LAST Friday PEYTON RANDOLPH, Esq; was unanimously chosen to represent his city in the next Assembly. We have also heard of the following elections, viz. For YORK, Mess. DUDLEY DIGGES and THOMAS NELSON. For GLOUCESTER, Mess. THOMAS WHITING and LEWIS BURWELL. For PRINCE GEORGE, Mess. RICHARD BLAND and PETER POYTHRESS. For KING WILLIAM, Mess. CARTER BRAXTON and THOMAS CLAIBORNE. For CHARLES CITY, Mess. WILLIAM ACRILL and BENJAMIN HARRISON. For CHESTERFIELD, Mess. ARCHIBALD CARY and EDWARD OSBORNE. For ISLE OF WIGHT, Mess. RICHARD BAKER and JAMES BRIDGER. For SUSSEX, Mess. DAVID MASON and JOHN EDMUNDS. For SOUTHAMPTON, Mess. HENRY TAYLOR and EDWYN GRAY. For MIDDLESEX. Mess. GAWIN CORBIN and PHILIP GRYMES. For NORFOLK borough, Mr. JOSEPH HUTCHINGS. For ELIZABETH CITY, Mess. WILSON MILES CARY and JAMES WALLACE. For WARWICK, Mess. WILLIAM HARWOOD and WILLIAM DIGGES.
Yesterday being the Feast of St. Andrew, which is appointed by the Corporation of this city for the election of a MAYOR, GEORGE WYTHE , Esq; was chosen into that office for the ensuing year.
His Majesty's ship Launceston of 40 guns, John Gill, Esq; commander, is arrived in Hampton road, from the Northward.
On the 15th of this instant the Rev. Mr. SAMUEL KLUG was chosen Rector of Christ Church parish, Middlesex, in the room of the Rev. Mr. Bartholomew Yates, deceased.
A few days ago died the Rev. Mr. JOSEPH TICKELL, Rector of Trinity parish, in Louisa, much regretted by his parishioners, and all who??? had the pleasure of knowing him.
We also hear ??? Doctor PATRICK ADAMS, of Surry county, died a short??? time??? ago.
On the 19th ult. Mr. RICHARD COCKE of Surry was married of Miss. NANCY CLAIBORNE, a daughter of Col. AUGUSTINE CLAIBORNE, a most agreeable young Lady.
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