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1776-05-06, Ordinances passed at a General Convention (1816)
May 6, 1776 ordinances passed at the convention held at Williamsburg, Virginia, reprinted in 1816 following a resolution by the House of Delegates.
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 4, 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 #22156 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:   426084213
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