17 June 2017

Tobacco And The General In Kentucky

To The

General Assembly of Virginia

1769 to 1792

"By an act of 1786 the value of tobacco was fixed at twenty shillings per hundred pounds for Kentucky.  The first act of inspection 'on the western waters' was passed in 1783.  Petitions Nos. 40, 43, 45, 63, 64, 67, 72, 84, and 99 pertain to this subject.  Because of the important part that [General] James Wilkinson occupies in the development of the tobacco industry in Kentucky, his petition, No. 99, asking for inspection at Frankfort is significant."

A Notice To The Planters Of The District Of Kentucky (mentioned tobacco):


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