John, Alexandria, VA, mid 1700s
From the book "Along the Potomac River, Extracts from the Maryland Gazette, 1728-1799" by Edith Moore Sprouse, is the following:
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"John Copithorn has for sale at his store in Alexandria, a long list of cloths and clothing (Pencilled in the margin, 'Carlyle') (30 Jun 1757).
"John Copithorn is selling in Alexandria, European goods.He intends to leave the country in a few weeks, and asks that bills be paid.George Johnston. (29 Sep 1763).
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