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Inspectors of Tobacco Appointed for Fairfax County
During the American Revolution

 

Tobacco was a major source of income for Virginia before and during the Revolution. To protect this source of revenue, tobacco had to be inspected to ensure that it was of good quality before it was loaded on ships for export. During the American Revolution the Council of the State of Virginia appointed inspectors and assistant inspectors of tobacco. These appointments are recorded in the journals and minutes of the Council, which are extant in the Library of Virginia in Richmond.

 

 

Inspectors of Tobacco, Falls Warehouse

 
John Seale
Henry Darnes
William Darnes - Assistant
Council Journal, [2] June 1777 to 31 Dec. 1778
9 May 1777, Page 409
 

 

Inspectors of Tobacco, Colchester

 
Edward Washington, Jr.
John Regan
Francis Coffer - Assistant
Council Journal, [2] June 1777 to 31 Dec. 1778
4 July 1777, Page 34
 

 

Inspectors of Tobacco, Pohic [sic.]

 
William Triplett
Francis Adams
Chapleigh Neil - Assistant
Council Journal, [2] June 1777 to 31 Dec. 1778
4 July 1777, Page 34
 

 

Inspector at Falls Warehouse

 
George Minor
Minutes of the Council of the State of Virginia,
22 March 1779-8 July 1780
24 June 1780 unpaginated
 

 

 

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