The Virginia Gazette

April 30, 1767. Number 832. Page 3, Column 2


On Tuesday the 21st of this instant died, at his house in Cumberland, Col. John Fleming. Member of Assembly for that county, and an eminent practitioner in the law. He was a Gentleman of distinguished merit and abilities, which makes his death much lamented by all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance, and may be considered as a publick loss.

On the 6th instant died at Fredericksburg Mr. WILLIAM SCOTT, who for several years acquired great reputation in that neighborhood through his mercantile connexions. His integrity and candour gained him universal esteem and respect. The following evening his remains were attended to the place of interment by the Right Worshipful the Master and Brethren of the Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons, who paid the last sad duties to his memory, and reserve in their breasts a grateful sense of his worth. ---Vevit post funera VIRTUS.

Arrived in James river the Commerce, Featon, and in York river the Elizabeth and Mary, Donaldson, both from London. By them we have advice of the arrival of the Sally, Capt. Lilly.