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These items are a griddle and waffle iron. Implements such as these were used in the 18th century for hearth cooking. Both the griddle and waffle iron were found near Patrick Henry's home "Roundabout" in Louisa County.

This is a letter from Patrick Henry to the Court of Louisa, during his term as governor. He is warning the court of the abuse of Revolutionary War pensions. Veterans and their family members were entitled to land grants out west. However, often those…