Petersburg and the Atlantic Economy

In 1784 John F. D. Smyth declared "The principle tobacco trade in America centers in Petersburg" in A Tour of the United States Of America (London: G. Robinson, p. 64).

 

Officers of the Toba

Officers of the Tobacco Trade Union, Petersburg, VA, 1899

 

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