THIS DAY IN VIRGINIA HISTORY
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July 10, 1689
The Collector of the York River Documented an Account
This account of Edmund Jenings (1659–1727), the collector of the York River, lists the ships that imported liquor into Virginia and the taxes they paid between July 10, 1689, and July 24, 1690. The report also includes Jening's calculation of the 10 percent salary that the collector received from the taxes that he collected. In addition to various local and provincial posts, Jenings was Virginia's attorney general from 1680 to 1691, a member of the governor's Council from 1691 to 1726, and acting governor from August 1706 to June 1710.