(1738-1775)Robert Bolling, member of the House of Burgesses, lived near here at his home Chellowe. A prolific writer, he published many poems as well as a treatise on wine-making. In 1766, Bolling precipitated a crisis when in an article in the Williamsburg Virginia Gazette he accused prominent legislators of showing favoritism in allowing their friend, and accused murderer, John Chiswell bail. Lt. Gov. Francis Fauquier instructed a grand jury "to punish the Licentiousness of the Press" and indict Bolling, but it refused. Bolling died in Richmond while participating in the Virginia Convention of July-Aug. 1775.
|Marker Number||O 99|
|Placed By||Department of Historic Resources|
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|Date Added||Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 6:15am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 729571 N 4153506|
|Decimal Degrees||37.49996667, -78.40298333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 29.998', W 78° 24.179'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 29' 59.88" N, 78° 24' 10.74" W|
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|Area Code(s)||804, 434|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 810 E James Anderson Hwy, Cumberland VA 23040, US|
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