In the late 1600’s, Henry Hartwell, James Blair, and Edward Chilton saw a problem with tradesman and merchants in Virginia. The problem was that both were subject to great inconveniences in regard to trade and opportunity. Tradesman had no opportunity without a market where they could buy needed items. Merchants had no opportunity in the way of their trade which could be avoided if they had towns with markets. Solutions to these problems were brought to attention in the mid 1700’s in the New York Gazette. The article stated that it would not be inconvenient for tradesman to settle in or around towns for exportation. Therefore people would be able to supply themselves with needed goods at these towns. Merchants too would be able to keep large assortm...
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