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Today in the 1770s
Today in the 1770s
Excerpts from news published in the Virginia Gazette each day.
Dixon & Hunter's Virginia Gazette. (December 27, 1776)

Virginia Gazettes

The Virginia Gazette was the official newspaper of Virginia, printed in Williamsburg from 1736 until 1780. When the capital of Virginia moved to Richmond in 1780, printers transferred their businesses to the new seat of government. Both Dixon & Nicolson and Clarkson & Davis resumed their papers in Richmond.

Online access to the Virginia Gazette is available in the following ways:

Digitized Images from Colonial Williamsburg

Issues indexed by Lester Cappon and his colleagues in the 1940s and published by the Institute of Early American History and Culture in 1950; issues which came to light after Cappon's index are NOT included

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Virginia Gazettes in Omeka

This collection consists of issues of The Virginia Gazette printed in 18th-century Norfolk and Williamsburg, Virginia, including many that are NOT available in either the search above or in Accessible Archives.
Browse Unique VA Gazettes in Omeka

Accessible Archives

Includes all content indexed by Cappon, as well as additional issues that came to light after 1950; keyword searchable.
Browse Accessible Archives

America's Historical Newspapers

Issues from 1736 - 1780; keyword searchable
Browse America's Historical Newspapers

Google News Archive

386 issues from the period Jun 9, 1774 - Apr 28, 1809, including some not available in the above databases
Browse Google News Archive