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THIS DAY IN VIRGINIA HISTORY

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April 05, 1855

Broadside 1855 .W37 FF, Special Collections, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

A Public Sale Was Held Near Winchester

This sale of Mary Fiser's possessions after her death was probably held in order to raise money to pay her debts. Liquidating an estate to pay debts or divide an estate among beneficiaries was a common practice in the nineteenth century.