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1775-76, Proceedings of the Convention of Delegates (1816)
July 17, 1775 and December 1, 1775 Proceedings and Ordinances of the Convention of Delegates held at Richmond, and Wilmington, respectively,
reprinted in 1816 following a resolution of the House of Delegates. Regarding the July 17th proceedings, on the final day, Patrick Henry was appointed as the
colonel of the first regiment of regulars and the commander-in-chief of all forces to protect Virginia. Many of the ordinances from that convention
were in regard to the militia, manufacture of various arms, Committee of Safety and other elected delegates and officials, as well as other related
issues. In the December 1 proceedings, the convention discussed on December 8th the proclamation issued on November 7th by Gov. John Murray (Lord
Dunmore), declaring martial law in the colony. The proclamation further offered freedom to any slave or indentured servant who fought for the British
against the "traitors." The December 1st ordinances included those regarding the militia and the raising of arms, the appointment of sheriffs, the
selection of delegates to the Committee of Safety (an amendment) and other officials, as well as related issues. See LLMC #2254-55, 22160-61 for related
documents. (Digitized from a microfilm copy of title originally held by the Library of Congress).
Title:   The proceedings of the Convention of Delegates for the counties and corporations in the Colony of Virginia.
OCLC Number:   1255346546
Available Volumes
NameFiche CountOnlinePaper Backup
Vol. 1YesNo