Event Summary

Tobacco Inspection Act passed by Virginia House of Burgesses

Date

1730

Description

The Tobacco Inspection Act of 1730 stated that all tobacco exported from Virginia was to be inspected and meet a minimum standard of quality. After tobacco passed inspection it remained in a government warehouse until it was shipped to England. Thought to be a stimulus to the development of towns in the Chesapeake region.

Timeline 1

The Anglo-American Maritime World, 1640-1750

Record ID

1302