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Virginia Gazette and General Advertiser (September 28, 1791)

In this excerpt of Richmond news, published on page 3 of the city's Virginia Gazette and General Advertiser, on September 28, 1791, the editors take note of Robert Carter III's Deed of Gift and two plays set to open.

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We are informed, that Mr. Robert Carter, of Nominy, has emancipated FOUR HUNDRED and FORTY-TWO SLAVES.

Our Theatre opens on Monday the 17th of October, with a Comedy call'd THE FOUNDLING; or FORTUNATE SOLDIER. IN which Mr. Cleland from England, will perform a principal part.—The Farce of ROSINA; or LOVE IN A COTTAGE, will be perform'd the same Evening. Captain Belville, by Mr. Courtney, from London, and the part of Rosina, by Mrs. Gee, late from London, last from Philadelphia.—The Theatre will be beautifully decorate—The scenery now executing by, and under the direction of Mr. Schoultz.