Notice of Bidding for the Erection of a Prison
To be let to the lowest bidder, on Thursday the 14th of March, at Charlottesville, in Albemarle,
Printed from Virginia Gazette (Rind), 31 Jan. 1771. The notice continued to appear through the issue of 7 Mch.
It does not appear whether the contemplated prison at Charlottesville was built (see Woods, Albemarle County, p. 80–1). The earliest jail whose date is known, according to Miss Mary Rawlings, historian of Charlottesville, was erected in 1785. The plans, which would be interesting in the light of TJ’s later prison plans, have not been found.