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ALEXANDRIA

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723. Alexandria advertiser and commercial intelligencer. d., Dec. 8-31, 1800+

Note: Continued by the Alexandria daily advertiser, starting with the issue of Sept. 19, 1803.

724. The Columbian mirror and Alexandria gazette. s.w., t.w., Nov. 21, 1792-Dec. 6, 1800.

Note: The last issue located is that of Dec. 6, 1800.

725. The Times. Alexandria advertiser. d., Apr. 10, 1797- Apr. 16 1799.

Note: Continued by The Times; and District of Columbia daily advertiser, starting with the issue of Apr. 17, 1799.

726. The Times; and District of Columbia daily advertiser. d., Apr. 17, 1799-Dec. 31, 1800+

Note: Continuation of The Times. Alexandria advertiser. Ceased publication with the issue of July 31, 1802. Continued by The Columbian advertiser; and commerical, mechanic and agricultural gazette, starting with the issue of Aug. 2, 1802.

727. The Virginia gazette and Alexandria advertiser. w., July 30(?), 1789-Nov. 1793.

Note: Ceased publication in November 1793.

728. The Virginia journal, and Alexandria advertiser. w., Feb. 5, 1784-July 4, 1789.

Note: Ceased publication with the issue of July 4, 1789.

DUMPHRIES

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729. The Virginia gazette, and agricultural repository. w., Sept. 29, 1791-Dec. 19, 1793.

Note: The last issue located is that of Dec. 19, 1793, vol. 2, no. 102.

FINCASTLE

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730. The Herald of Virginia, and Fincastle weekly advertiser. w., March-Dec. 27, 1800+

Note: Continued by The Fincastle weekly advertiser, probably in 1801.

FREDERICKSBURG

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731. The Genius of liberty; and Fredericksburg & Falmouth advertiser. w., s.w., Oct. 10, 1797-Sept. 2, 1799.

Note: The earliest issue located is that of July 3, 1798, vol. 1, no. 31. Continued by The Genius of Liberty, sometime between December 7, 1798 and February 8, 1799.

732. The Virginia herald. s.w., Aug. 23, 1799-Dec. 26, 1800+

Note: Continuation of The Virginia herald, and Fredericksburg & Falmouth advertiser. Ceased publication in 1875.

733. The Virginia herald, and Fredericksburg advertiser. w., s.w., June 7, 1787-Oct. 16 (?), 1795.

Note: Established as a weekly. The earliest issue located is that of Sept. 6, 1787 (vol. 1, no. 14); working back from this date, it would appear the publication was established on June 7, 1787. With the issue of Jan. 6, 1791, the word "and" in the title was changed to "&". Continued by the Virginia herald, and Fredericksburg & Falmouth advertiser, starting with the issue of Oct. 20, 1795.

734. The Virginia herald, and Fredericksburg & Falmouth advertiser. s.w., Oct. 20, 1795-Aug. 19, 1797.

Note: Continuation of The Virginia herald, and Fredericksburg advertiser. Continued by The Virginia herald, starting with the issue of Aug. 23, 1797.

LEESBURG

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735. The True American. w., November 1798-1800(?)

Note: Established in November 1798, judging from the earliest and only issue located, that of Dec. 30, 1800, vol. 3, no. 110.

MARTINSBURG.
See below: West Virginia.

NORFOLK

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736. American gazette. s.w., May 6, 1796.

Note: Continuation of the American gazette, and Norfolk and Portsmouth public advertiser. Continued by the American gazette & general advertiser, starting with the issue of May 10, 1796.

737. American gazette & general advertiser. s.w., May 10, 1796- Nov. 7, 1797.

Note: Continuation of the American gazette. The last issue located is that of Nov. 7, 1797.

738. American gazette, and Norfolk and Portsmouth public advertiser. s.w., May 7, 1794-Apr. 30, 1796.

Note: Continuation of The American gazette, and Norfolk and Portsmouth weekly advertiser. With the issue of May 6, 1796, the title was shortened to the American gazette. Continued by the American gazette & general advertiser, starting with the issue of May 7, 1794.

739. The American gazette, and Norfolk and Portsmouth weekly advertiser. w., July 18, 1792-Apr. 30, 1794.

Note: Continued by the American gazette, and Norfolk and Portsmouth public advertiser, starting with the issue of May 7, 1794.

740. Epitome of the times. s.w., Jan. 1, 1799-Dec. 30, 1800+

Note: Continuation of the Epitome of the times, or, Historical, political and commercial miscellany. Ceased publication with the issue of April 1802.

741. The Herald. t.w., Nov. 9-30, 1795.

Note: Continuation of The Herald, and Norfolk and Portsmouth advertiser. Continued by the Norfolk herald, starting with the issue of Dec. 3, 1795.

742. The Herald, and Norfolk and Portsmouth advertiser. s.w., t.w., Aug. 13, 1794-Nov. 5, 1795.

Note: Continued by The Herald, starting with the issue of November 9, 1795.

743. The Norfolk and Portsmouth chronicle. w., Aug. 29, 1789- June (?), 1792.

Note: Continued as the Virginia chronicle and Norfolk and Portsmouth general advertiser, in June or July, 1792.

744. The Norfolk and Portsmouth gazette. w., Sept. 9-Oct. 8, 1789.

Note: The last issue located is that of Oct. 8, 1789.

745. The Norfolk and Portsmouth journal. w., June 21, 1786- May 13 (?), 1789.

Note: The last issue located is that of May 6, 1789. Title probably ceased publication May 13, 1789.

746. Norfolk herald. t.w., Dec. 3, 1795-Oct. 31, 1796.

Note: Continuation of The Herald. Continued by The Norfolk herald, & public advertiser, starting with the issue of Nov. 3, 1796.

747. The Norfolk herald. t.w., d., Feb. 20, 1798-Dec. 29, 1800+

Note: Continuation of The Norfolk herald, & public advertiser. For a brief period (during which time the publication was issued daily) between Dec. 1-20, 1800, the title became: Norfolk herald, and daily advertiser. With the issue of Dec. 22, 1800, title again became Norfolk herald. In 1804, the title was continued by O'Connor's Norfolk and Portsmouth herald.

Norfolk herald, and daily advertiser (1800).
See: The Norfolk herald (1798).

748. The Norfolk herald & public advertiser. t.w., Nov. 3, 1796-Feb. 17, 1798.

Note: Continuation of the Norfolk herald (1795). Title again became the Norfolk herald, starting with the issue of Feb. 20, 1798.

Norfolk intelligencer.
See: Virginia gazette, or, Norfolk intelligencer.

749. The Virginia chronicle, & c. s.w., Nov. 13-Dec. 19, 1794.

Note: Continuation of The Virginia chronicle, & general advertiser. The last issue located is that of Dec. 19, 1794.

750. The Virginia chronicle, & general advertiser . s.w., Apr. 11-Nov. 10, 1794.

Note: Continuation of the Virginia chronicle and Norfolk and Portsmouth general advertiser. The "&" in the title is replaced by "and" in issues between Aug. 18 and 21-Nov. 10, 1794. Continued by The Virginia chronicle, & c, starting with the issue of Nov. 13, 1794.

751. Virginia chronicle and Norfolk and Portsmouth general advertiser.w., July 28, 1792-Apr. 5, 1794.

Note: Continuation of The Norfolk and Portsmouth chronicle. The earliest issue located of the new title is July 28, 1792. Between July 20 and Aug. 3, 1793- Apr. 5, 1794 an "&" replaces the word "and" between the words "Norfolk" and "Portsmouth" in the title. On the issue of Aug. 3, 1793, "general is misspelled "geeral". Continued by The Virginia chronicle, & general advertiser, starting with the issue of Apr. 11, 1794.

752. The Virginia gazette. 1775-Feb. 3, 1776.

Note: On Sept. 30, 1775, Lord Dunmore sent a detachment of soldiers ashore to seize the press and appurtenances of the Virginia gazette, or, Norfolk intelligencer, published by John H. Holt. These were brought back to the ship Dunmore, of the British fleet under the command of the Earl of Dunmore lying off Norfolk. Lord Dunmore proceeded to issue at irregular intervals, a newspaper under the above title. The last issue located is that of Feb. 3, 1776.

753. Virginia gazette, or, Norfolk intelligencer. June 9 (?), 1774-Sept. 20, 1775.

Note: Between Sept. 8, 1774-Sept. 20, 1775, the word "the" was inserted between the words "or" and "Norfolk" in the title. The press was seized and confiscated by British troops Sept. 30, 1775. The last issue located is that of Sept. 20, 1775.

Virginia gazette, or, The Norfolk intelligencer.
See: Virginia gazette, or, Norfolk intelligencer.

PETERSBURG

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754. The Independent ledger, and Petersburg and Blandford public advertiser. w., Mar.6-May 8, 1793.

Note: May 8, 1793 is the last issue located.

755. The Petersburg intelligencer . s.w., June 17-Dec. 31, 1800+

Note: Continuation of the Virginia gazette, & Petersburg intelligencer. The first issue located with the new title is that of June 17, 1800. Continued by the Petersburg Virginia intelligencer, June 7, 1808.

756. Virginia gazette, and Petersburg intelligencer. w., s.w., July 6 (?), 1786-May (?), 1800.

Note: During the period from summer of 1793-Mar. (?), 1797, and for various issues during 1799, an "&" replaces the word "and" in the title. Continued by The Petersburg intelligencer in May or June 1800.

RICHMOND

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The American advertiser.
See: The Virginia gazette, or, The American advertiser.

757. The Examiner. s.w., Dec. 3, 1798-Dec. (?), 1800+

Note: Ceased publication with the issue of Jan. 10, 1804.

758. The Friend of the people, a political paper. fortnightly, Jan. (?)-July (?), 1800.

Note: The issue of July 5, 1800, is the last located.

759. The Observatory, or, A View of the times. s.w., July 3(?), 1797-Sept. 10(?), 1798.

Note: Continued by Dixon's observatory, starting with the issue of Sept. 13, 1798.

760. The Press. w., Jan. 6-Feb. 7(?) 1800.

Note: The last issue located is that of Feb. 7, 1800.

761. The Richmond and Manchester advertiser. s.w., Apr. 30, 1795-Nov. 15, 1796.

Note: Continuation of The Virginia gazette. And Richmond and Manchester advertiser. The word "Argus" appeared on an ornamental head-piece centered above the title. Continued by the Virginia argus, starting with the issue of Nov. 19, 1796.

762. Richmond chronicle. s.w., May 23, 1795-Aug. 27, 1796.

Note: Continuation of Virginia gazette & Richmond chronicle. The last issue located is that of Aug. 27, 1796.

A View of the times.
See: The Observator, or, A View of the times.

763. The Virginia argus. s.w., Nov. 19, 1796-Dec. 30, 1800+

Note: Continuation of The Richmond and Manchester adver- tiser. Ceased publication with the issue of Oct. 19, 1816.

764. The Virginia federalist. s.w., May 25, 1799-Aug. 2, 1800.

Note: The last issue located is that of Aug. 2, 1800.

765. The Virginia gazette. w., May 9, 1780-May 19, 1781.

Note: Continuation of The Virginia gazette, published in Williamsburg (1779). First issue published at Richmond was May 9, 1780. The last issue located is that of May 19, 1781.

766. The Virginia gazette, and general advertiser. w., s.w., Aug. 25, 1790-Dec. 26, 1800+

Note: Continuation of The Virginia independent chronicle, and general advertiser. In issues from Aug. 13, 1799-1800, an "&" replaces "and" in the title. Continued by The Virginia pilot, starting with the issue of Dec. 26, 1809.

767. The Virginia gazette, and independent chronicle. w., 1784 (?)-Sept. (?), 1789.

Note: Continuation of The Virginia gazette, or, The Independent chronicle, the new title appearing early in 1784. The last numbered issue located is that of Nov. 1, 1788, no. 271, also a supplement of July 4, 1789. Before Oct. 1789 it was continued by The Virginia gazette, and public advertiser.

768. The Virginia gazette. And Richmond and Manchester advertiser. s.w., Apr. 15, 1793-Apr. 25, 1795.

Note: Continued by The Richmond and Manchester advertiser, starting with the issue of Apr. 30, 1795.

769. Virginia gazette & Richmond chronicle. s.w., Mar. 2, 1793- May 19, 1795.

Note: Established Mar. 2, 1793, judging from the volume numbering of the earliest issue located, that of Apr. 6, 1793, no. 11. The advertisements date back for at least four months, possibly indicating that the paper succeeded The Virginia gazette & Richmond chronicle. Continued by the Richmond chronicle, starting with the issue of May 23, 1795.

770. Virginia gazette and weekly advertiser. w., Feb. 16, 1782- Apr. 22, 1797.

Note: Continuation of the Virginia gazette, or, Weekly advertiser. The last issue located is that of Apr. 22, 1797.

771. The Virginia gazette, or, The American advertiser. w., Dec. 22, 1781-Dec. 20, 1786.

Note: The last issue located is that of Dec. 20, 1786.

772. The Virginia independent chronicle. w., July 26, 1786- May 6, 1789.

Note: Continued by The Virginia independent chronicle, and general advertiser, starting with the issue of May 13, 1789.

773. The Virginia independent chronicle, and general advertiser. w., May 13, 1789-Aug. 18, 1790.

Note: Continuation of The Virginia independent chronicle. Continued by The Virginia gazette, and general advertiser, starting with the issue of Aug. 25, 1790.

STAUNTON

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774. The Staunton gazette, or, The Western star . w., Feb. 5, 1790.

Note: The only known issue is that of Feb. 5, 1790.

775. Staunton spy. w., Feb. 1793-Feb. 1, 1794.

Note: Established in Feb. 1793, judging from the earliest issue located, that of Sept. 21, 1793 (vol. 1, no. 34). The last issue located is that of Feb. 1, 1794. Continued by The Virginia gazette, sometime between 1794 and Feb. 1795.

WILLIAMSBURG

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The Virginia gazette. Digital version. 1736-1780. (from the Rockefeller Library, Williamsburg.)

 

776. Rind's Virginia gazette . w., May 16-Sept. 12 (?), 1766.

Note: Continued by The Virginia gazette, sometime between Sept. 12, 1766 and Feb. 19, 1767.

777. The Virginia gazette . w., Aug. 6, 1736-Apr. 1, 1750.

Note: This was the first newspaper published in Virginia. Issues have the following subtitle: "Containing the freshest advices, foreign and domestick". Ceased publication sometime after the death of William Parks, which occured on Apr. 1, 1750. William Hunter reestablished the paper under the same title in January 1751.

778. The Virginia gazette . w., Jan. 3, 1751-Dec. 4, 1778.

Note: The publication's subtitle varied during the following years: Jan. 3, 1751-May 23, 1766, With the freshest advices, foreign and domestick; May 30, 1766-Dec. 1770, With the latest advices, foreign and domestick; Jan. 1771-Dec. 30, 1775, With the freshest advices, foreign and domestick; Jan. 6-May 25 1776, With the freshest advices, both foreign and domestick. The last issue located is that of Dec. 4, 1778.

779. The Virginia gazette . w., s.w., Sept. (?), 1766-Feb. 3, 1776.

Note: Continuation of Rind's Virginia gazette, beginning the new title at some time between Sept. 5 and Nov. 27, 1766. The last issue located is that of Feb. 3, 1776.

780. The Virginia gazette . w., Feb. 3, 1775-Dec. 9, 1780.

Note: The last issue located is that of Dec. 9, 1780.

781. The Virginia gazette . w., Feb. 12, 1779-Apr. 8, 1780.

Note: The last issue published at Williamsburg was that of Apr. 8, 1780. Removed to Richmond and began publication there with the issue of May 9, 1780.

WINCHESTER

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782. Bowen's Virginia centinel & gazette, or, The Winchester political repository. w., Apr. 1790-Feb. 19, 1796.

Note: Continuation of The Virginia centinel, or, The Winchester mercury. Between Mar. 18,, 1793-Feb. 19, 1796, title was Bowen's Virginia centinel and gazette, or, The Winchester repository. Con- tinued by Bowen's Virginia gazette: and the Winchester centinel, starting with the issue of Feb. 26, 1796.

Bowen's Virginia centinel and gazette, or, The Winchester repository.
See: Bowen's Virginia centinel & gazette, or, The Winchester political repository.

783. The Virginia centinel, or, The Winchester mercury. w., Apr. 2, 1788-Apr. (?), 1790.

Note: Continued by Bowen's Virginia centinel & gazette, or, The Winchester political repository, sometime in April 1790.

784. The Virginia gazette, and Winchester advertiser. w., July 11, 1787-Apr. 23, 1788.

Note: Continued by the Virginia gazette, or, The Winchester advertiser, starting with the issue of Apr. 30, 1788.

785. Virginia gazette, or, The Winchester advertiser. w., Apr. 30, 1788-Sept. 9, 1789.

Note: Continuation of The Virginia gazette, and Winchester advertiser. Continued by the Virginia gazette, and the Winchester advertiser, starting with the issue of Sept. 16, 1789.

The Winchester advertiser.
See: Virginia gazette, or, The Winchester advertiser.

786. Winchester gazette. w., 1798 (?)-Dec. 31, 1800+

Note: Continuation of Bowen's Virginia gazette: and the Winchester centinel, the new title starting early in 1798, with the words "The Centinel" in the masthead figure. The last issue located is that of Sept. 22, 1807.

The Winchester mercury.
See: The Virginia centinel, or, The Winchester mercury.

The Winchester mercury.
See: Bowen's Virginia centinel and gazette, or, The Winchester repository.

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