Thomas Mann Randolph to the Virginia House of Delegates
|Nov. 15. 14|
To the Honourable House of delegates of Virginia the petition of Thomas Mann Randolph the elder of the County of albemarle respectfully submits
That he is the Proprietor of a Tobacco Warehouse, in the town of North Milton, upon the river Rivanna, in the county of Albemarle, which is now entirely useless, for that purpose, to the public; there being another, greatly more than sufficient for the actual state of the culture of that plant, on the opposite bank of the river, nearer than 200 yards, in a situation much more convenient, and safer against freshes, which have reached the one in question: that the building would be of great value to him for other purposes, and does not, as it is, yield him one cent of Revenue: that no person in the County desires the continuance of an inspection of Tobacco at North Milton, unless perhaps the Inspectors themselves, who have an additional compensation for attending there: Wherefore your petitioner prays that an act may pass discontinuing the said Inspection and retiring to him the afore said building for his own private use.