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1776-05-06, Ordinances passed at a General Convention
May 6, 1776 ordinances passed at the convention held at Williamsburg, Virginia. The ordinances began with the declaration that "all men by nature
equally free and independent, and have certain inherent rights." Of equal significance, on page 7, the ordinance declared that the former government
under Great Britain was "TOTALLY DISSOLVED" (capitalization in original). Other provisions included the structures of the government and the militia,
and reiterated the types of offenses and punishments for enemies of the America. See LLMC #22166 for a related document. (Digitized from a microfilm
copy of title originally held by the Library of Congress).
Title:   Ordinances passed at a general convention of delegates and representatives, from the several counties and corporations of Virginia : held at the capitol, in the city of Williamsburg on Monday the 6th of May, anno Dom: 1776.
OCLC Number:   62822253
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