Fredericksburg, July 6, 1768 A SCHEME of a LOTTERY, for raising Four Hundred and Fifty Pounds, to be laid out by the managers or any six of them towards building a new church in the town of Fredericksburg, and in the purchase of an organ for the said church.
3000 Tickets, at 20s each = 3000
£15 out of the 100, to be deducted from the prizes, is = 450.
The said Lottery will certainly be drawn on the 28th of December next, (being the day after St. John's) at the town-house in Fredericksburg, under the direction of Mann Page, Fielding Lewis, Charles dick, Roger Dixon, Joseph Jones, Hugh Mercer, James Mercer, Charles Washington, Lewis Willis, George Weedon, Charles Yates, and Francis Thornton, Gentlemen, or any six or more who can attend. Tickets may be had of the said Gentlemen, if bespoke in time. Prizes not demanded within six months after their publication in the Virginia Gazette, will be deemed as generously given to promote the above purposes, and will then be applied accordingly by the managers aforenamed.