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Wednesday, March 6, 2013


Virginians were known to be friendly and hospital. The welcome received at some of the inns must often have been distinguished for a grace and warmth superior to what is observed in the ordinary tavern. In Virginia, some of the hstelries were kept by men accustomed to the most refined society of the communities in which the, but who had been forced by ill fortune to become purveyors to the entertainment of the public. In some instance, prominent and wealthy citizens were in the records as "innkeepers" because taverns were among the pierces of property which they owned.

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