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House of Burgesses Journals

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compiled by Jim Moyer 3/14 –16/2019, 4/17/2019, 7/12/2019

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House of Burgesses all years

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First Session of the First Euro White Man Legislature meeting in North America:  July 30, 1619

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After 1660, all legal documents were dated as if Charles II had succeeded his father, Charles I, as king in 1649.

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From Hening’s Statutes at Large, I, 543-551.] Orders of a Grand Assembly Held at James City March 13th, 1659/60. Sir William Berkeley, Kn’t. Governour and Capt. General  of Virginia. Mr. Theoderick Bland,  Speaker.

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Around the time

of Nathaniel Bacon’s Rebellion

and of Governor William Berkeley


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Up until 1680 both the Privy Council and the House of Burgesses would meet together as a “Grand Assembly.”

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And because the government buildings were burned down during the Nathaniel Bacon Rebellion in 1676?, the Grand Assembly met:

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1659/60–1693  Table of Contents

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From Hening’s Statutes at Large, II, 249 ff. and the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography,XVII, 226 ff.  Journal of the Grand Assembly, Held at James City The 23d day of October 1666, by adjournment from the fifth of June 1666. UPON the end of which sessuib it was enabled that the convention of the next should be upon the 25th of April 1667

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[From the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, XVII, 338 ff.]  Proceedings of the House of Burgesses September-October, 1667.]

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Proceedings of the House of Burgesses September-October, 1667.]

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Orders of a Grand Assembly:  1667 166816701671 1672, 1673

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From the Public Record Office, London, Colonial Office, Clafs 5, Vol. 1376.] Orders of a Grand Assembly Held at James City: September the twenty fifth Anno: 1674:

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[From the Public Record Office, London, Colonial Office, Class 5, Vol. 1376] Orders of a Grand Assembly Held at James City. the Seventh day of March. Anno 1675.

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From the Public Record Office, London, Colonial Office, Class 5, Vol. 1376.] At a Grand Assembly  Begun at Greene Spring The 20th  of February 1676/7

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At A Grand Assembly at Green Spring the 20th of February 1676 : These following Sums of Money were Ordered to be paid out of the Public monies in England viz  —- To : Colonel John Washington £ 80.

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At a Grand Assembly Begun at Green Spring the 20th day of February In the twenty nineth year of the Reign of our most gracious Sovereign Lord Charles the second (by the grace of god) of England Scotland France and Ireland King Defender of the faith. & c

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[From the Public Record Office, London, Colonial Office, Class 5, Vol. 1376.] Orders of the Grand Assembly  Held at James City the fifth day of June Anno 1676:

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Begun at the Middle Plantation at the house of Cap’ Otho Thorpe the tenth day of October: Anno 1677: 

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After Berkeley to Spottswood


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Journals of 1685- 1686  (this after the intro with pages numbered with Roman Numerals)

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Assembly of 1688  (The year of King William’s beginning in the  Glorious Revolution)  and more on 1688

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1695-1696, 1696-1697,  1698, 1699, 1700-1702  Table of Contents

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1702/3-1705, 1705-1706,  1710-1712 Table of Contents 

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 William Gooch Era 1727-1749

 and House of Burgesses

1727-1734,  1736-1740 or Volume 6


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The Assembly elected for 1727 to 1734

had 4 sesssions.

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1st session:

page 3, Feb 1, 1727 to March 30, 1728

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2nd session:

page 57,  May 21, 1730 to July 9, 1730

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3rd session:

page 115, May 18, 1732  to July 1, 1732

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4th session:

page 171, Aug 22, 1734  to Oct 4, 1734

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The Assembly elected for 1736 to 1740

had 4 sessions. between Aug 5, 1736 to Aug 28, 1740.

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1st session:

page 391, Aug 5, 1736 to Sept 22, 1736

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2nd session:

page 437, Nov 1  to Dec 21, 1738

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3rd session:

page 445, May 22 to June 16, 1740

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4th session:

page 449, Aug 21 to Aug 29, 1740

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House of Burgess 1742-1747,  1748-1749, Volume 7


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The Assembly elected for 1742 to 1747

had 5 sessions. between May 6, 1742 to April 18, 1747.

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Samuel Earles and Andrew? Campbell are listed as representing Frederick Co VA

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1st session,

page 3, May 6, 1742 to June 19, 1742

Page 50 contains the story of James Wood’s only election in Orange County, out of which Frederick Co and Augusta County were created.

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2nd session,

page 75, September 4, 1744  to October 25, 1744

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3rd session,

page 153, February 20, 1745 to April 12, 1746

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4th session:

page 225, July 11, 1746 to July 16, 1746

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5th session:

page 235,  March 30, 1747 to April 18, 1747

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The Assembly elected for 1748 to 1749

had only one session –  October 27, 1748 to May 11, 1749, though a long recess was taken from December 17 to March 2.

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George Fairfax and Gabriel Jones listed as representing Frederick Co VA for this Assembly.

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House of Burgesses

1752-1755 and 1756-1758 

or Volume 8


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George William Fairfax and Gabriel Jones listed as representing Frederick Co VA, but Perkins succeeded Gabriel Jones when Gabriel Jones accepted a Coroner position in the 2nd session.

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1st Session

1752 session, page  3 from Feb 27, 1752 to April 20, 1752

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2nd Session

1753 session, page 103, November 1, 1753 to December 19, 1753

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3rd Session

1754, February Session, page 175, February 14, 1754 to February 23, 1754

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4th Session

Journal, 1754, August Session, page  189, August 22, 1754 to September 5, 1754

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5th Session

Journal, 1754, October Session, page 209, October 17, 1754 to November 2, 1754

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6th Session

Journal, 1755, May Session, page  231, May 1, 1755 to July 9, 1755

This session ended unknowingly on the day of Braddock’s Defeat.

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7th Session

Journal, 1755, August Session, page 297, August 5, 1755 to August 23, 1755

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8th Session

Journal, 1755, October Session, page 319, October 27, 1755 to November 8, 1755

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Memorandum from Committee to Supervise Military Expenditures, 8–11 November 1755

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New elected Assembly:

George Washington lost his first election December 10, 1755 to represent Frederick County VA.  George William Fairfax and Hugh West listed as representing Frederick Co VA.

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1st Session

Journal, 1756, March Session, page 335, March 25, 1756 to May 5, 1756

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2nd Session

Journal, 1756, September Session, page 401,  to September 20, 1756 to September 28, 1756

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3rd Session

Journal, 1757, April Session, page 413, April 17, 1757 to June 8, 1757

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4th Session

Journal, 1758, page 495, March 30, 1758 to April 12, 1758

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Page xxix:  Dinwiddie left Virginia in January, 1758, and his fucceffor. Governor Fauquier, did not reach the Colony till the 7th of June., 1758. John Blair, President of the Council,  was in the interim acting governor.  By special command of the home government, Blair called the Assembly together for the purpose of providing as large a force  as could possibly be gotten together to take part in the expedition under General Forbes for the capture of Fort Duquesne. The Assembly met on the 30th of March and remained in session till the 12th of April

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House of Burgesses 1758 to 1761, Volume 9

September 14, 1758 to April 10 , 1761


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December 12, 1759 letter from Committee of Correspondence to English Agent Edward Montague

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Colonel George Washington was elected July 24, 1758 with Thomas Bryan Martin are  listed as representing Frederick County 

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1st Session

page 3,  September 14, 1758, to October 12, 1758

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2nd Session

page 49, November 9, 1758 to November 11, 1758

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3rd Session

page 55,  February 22, 1759, to April 14, 1759

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4th Session

page 133, November 1, 1759 to  of November 21, 1759

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5th Session

page 157, March 4, 1760  to March 11, 1760

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6th Session

page 171,  May 19, 1760 to May 24, 1760

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7th Session

page 183, October 6, 1760, to April 10 , 1761

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House of Burgesses 1761 to 1765, Volume 10

November 4, 1761 to June 1, 1765


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1st Session

page 5, November 3, 1761 to November 14, 1761

George Washington was elected May 18, 1761 with his former aid de camp George Mercer to represent Frederick County VA, but this list shows George Washington was absent for the first session.

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2nd Session

page 33, January 14, 1762 to January 21, 1762

Still listed as representing Frederick Co is George Washington and George Mercer, but Mercer is listed as absent for this 2nd session.

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3rd Session

page 47,  March 30, 1762 to April 7, 1762

Still listed as representing Frederick Co is George Washington and George Mercer, but Mercer is listed as absent for this 3rd session.

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4th Session

page 65,  November 2, 1762 to December 23, 1762

Both George Washington and George Mercer are listed as present for Frederick Co.

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5th Session

page 171, May 19, 1763 to May 31, 1763

Both George Washington and George Mercer are listed as present for Frederick Co.

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6th Session

page 203,  January 12, 1764 to January 21, 1764

Both Fairfax and Frederick County’s representatives are listed absent for this session.

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7th Session

page 227,  October 30, 1764 to December 21, 1764, includes resuming on page 315,  May 1, 1765 to June 1, 1765

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Both George Washington and George Mercer are listed as present for Frederick Co for Oct to Dec meeting

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Both George Washington and George Mercer are listed absent for the 2nd meeting of this 7th session in May to June.

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Page viii, Volume 10:

Hening, in his “Statutes At Large,” records the acts of this session of the Assembly as passed in October, 1765. Stanard likewise assumes that two session were held during that year. Both are in error, however, as the acts recorded by Hening under date of October, 1765, were actually passed at the May session of the same year.

… no session of the Assembly was held in October, 1765,  is attested by the fact that the new Assembly, which followed as the result of the dissolution proclamation of June 1 of 1765, did not take the oath of office until Thursday the sixth of November, 1766.

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Draft of Resolution against the Stamp Act 

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House of Burgesses 1766-1769, Volume 11


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George Washington along with John West is listed as representing Fairfax County VA.

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1st session, page 11, November 6, 1766 to December 16, 1766

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Journal 1767, page 81, March 12, 1767

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Journal 1768, page  141

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Journal 1769 May Session, page 187

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Journal 1769, November Session, page 225

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Privy Council to the Governor


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Records of  1606-1737 preserved by Thomas Jefferson.

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November 1, 1739 to May 7, 1754, Council of Virginia :

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https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.a0001977800;view=1up;seq=5

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LEGISLATIVE JOURNALS OF THE COUNCIL OF COLONIAL
VIRGINIA. Edited by H.R. McIlwaine, Richmond, Virginia: Virginia State Library, 2d ed. 1979. Pp. xiv, 1646. $50.00   see book review.

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MINUTES OF THE COUNCIL AND GENERAL COURT OF
COLONIAL VIRGINIA. Edited by H.R. McIlwaine. Richmond,
Virginia: Virginia State Library, 2d ed. 1979. Pp. xviii, 667. $25.0  see book review.

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About the Council to the Governor

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Last date in this Journal of the Council Dec 24, 1714

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The Virginia Colonists Make Requests of the Privy Council  Dateline: Virginia, February 1623

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HENING’S STATUTES AT LARGE


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http://vagenweb.org/hening/

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Beginning in 1807, Jefferson lent many of his volumes of Virginia law to William Waller Hening, clerk of the Chancery Court in Richmond, who published them in his compilation, The Statutes at Large; Being a Collection of All the Laws of Virginia, from the First Session of the Legislature, in the Year 1619 (Richmond, 1809-1823). Multiple editions of the Statutes at Large are available online at HathiTrust Digital Library External.

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Northern Neck Legalities


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Lord Fairfax Grant timeline

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Freeholders and Freemen


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When Freemen could vote along with Freeholders in Virginia

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Berkeley, Bacon, Culpeper, Howard

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TITHABLES


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In seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Virginia, the term “tithable” referred to a person who paid (or for whom someone else paid) one of the taxes imposed by the General Assembly for the support of civil government in the colony. In colonial Virginia, a poll tax or capitation tax was assessed on free white males, African American slaves, and Native American servants (both male and female), all age sixteen or older. Owners and masters paid the taxes levied on their slaves and servants.

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Then the list of tithables was expanded.

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All references

to George Washington

while representing

Frederick Co VA

in House of Burgesses


 

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Page 261

Appendix Williamsburg June 3rd 1758,

1st Session

page 3,  September 14, 1758, to October 12, 1758

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The letter was written either to Lieutenant-Colonel George Mercer, in command of the Virginia troops
until Wafhington’s amval, or to Dr. Thomas Walker, Commiffary-General

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I have yours of May 26th and have by Col Washington sent you up £475— which with the £600 by Jenkins makes £io75. The Baggage, Forage and Bat money intended for your Officers by the Council amounts to £1007-10-0 according to Sr John St Clair’s’ Estimate of £806, with 25 pr- Ct added ; but Mr Webb^ in drawing the order on the Treasury by mistake took £86o for Sr Johns Accot and put 25 pr Ct on that, for Col Washingtons and Col Byrds Regiments which is £67-10 each too much and to be accounted for;  Col Wafhington nows of the mistake.

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Page xiii,

1st Session

page 3,  September 14, 1758, to October 12, 1758

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Fortunately the campaign againft
Fort Duquefne ended on the 26* of November with the occupation by the Britifh and
Colonial forces, under the immediate command of Wafhington, of the fite of Fort
Duquefne, the fort itfelf having been abandoned and fet on fire by the French on
the preceding day.

When the Affembly began its third feffion, on the 22″** of February, 1759, a feeling
of great fatiffa(5lion prevailed among its members, one of whom was George Wafhington,
who, having refigned his command, had taken the feat in the Houfe of Burgeffes to
which he had been eledted from the County of Frederick. The cloud of war had paffed
from the horizon formed by the Virginia boundaries. Since, however, the affiftance of
Virginia troops would be needed in driving the French from their remaining ftrongholds
and in garrifoning thofe already captured from them, the governor in his opening
addrefs afked that as many men be kept by the Colony in the field as had ferved under
the Virginia ftandards the preceding year. His requeft was met, however, only in part.
Provifion was made for filling the ranks of the regiment then in the pay of the Colony and
for continuing it in fervice till the firft of December following ; and, in order that the fron-
tiers of the Colony might not be left defenfelefs if this regiment fhould be marched away
to be employed in offenfive operations againft the French, an additional force of five
hundred men was provided, the four companies of rangers enlifted according to the law
of the preceding September having by this time been dif banded. The adl paffed in 1757
for better regulating and difciplining the militia was continued. The main provifions
of this adl’ were that all the white male inhabitants of the Colony (a few claffes being
excepted) fliould be confidered as members of the militia ; that each member was to
fupply himfelf with proper arms, unlefs it fhould be certified that he was a pauper (in
which cafe arms were to be fupplied at the public expenfe) ; and that the militia,
formed into companies under proper officers, were to have company drills once in three
months and general county mufters twice a year. The adl paffed the fame year (1757)
for making provifion againft invafions and infurreclions’, whereby the governor was in
time

 

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Page 24

1st Session

page 3,  September 14, 1758, to October 12, 1758

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Your Committee having under their Confideration the Accounts of the Militia drafted
from the Coimty of Prince William, proceed to lay before the Houfe in Obedience to their

Order, the Cafe of thofe Soldiers belonging to the faid Militia who deferted from the
Service ; and your Committee beg Leave to inform the Houfe, that on the 4’* Day of
May last, the Lieutenant of the faid County was ordered by his Honor the Prefident, to
raife and fend one Hundred of the Militia of the faid County under the Command of two
Captains to garifon Fort Loudoun at Winchefter, and to continue there ’til the 20** of
December. That the faid Militia were drafted and fent out according to the faid Order,
and continued in Garifon at Fort Loudoun until the 19** of June, when they were or-
dered out to the Frontiers on the South Branch of Potowmack by Colonel Wafhington.
That upon fuch Orders being given by Colonel Wafhington, Charles Ward, Henry Kelly,
William Kelly, Peter Lawrence, John Prieft, Rawleigh Hopper, Anthony Orchard, Edward
Lawrence and Benjamin Neal, nine Soldiers belonging to the faid Militia deferted but
after being abfent fome Days returned to their Duty; and that John Harris, John
James, Ifaac Suttle, John Thomas, James Davis, Jofhua Shumake, Thomas Carter,
Humphry Grub, Samuel Lutrel, John Robert fon, Mofes Hopper, Jofeph Taylor, and
Charles Cornwell, thirteen other Soldiers belonging to the faid Militia deferted, and did
not return to their Duty. Whereupon your Committee have come to the following
Refolutions.

Refolved, That the faid nine Soldiers who deferted and afterwards returned to their
Duty, ought to be paid for the Time they continued in the Service.

Refolved, That the faid thirteen Soldiers who deferted and did not afterwards 3o
return to their Duty, ought not to be paid for the Time they continued in the Service.

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Page 82-83

1st Session

page 3,  September 14, 1758, to October 12, 1758

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Your Committee, in the firft Place, take leave to obferve. That the Petitioner did
not appear before them either in Perfon or by his Council : Upon which they proceeded to
confider the Depofitions taken and returned, purfuant to the Order of this Houfe, by
which it appears that the Commanding Officer of the Militia of the faid County of Bedford
ordered M”^ Hairftone to condudl the Perfons drafted to recruit the Forces in the Pay of
this Colony to Winchefter, of which Patrick Napier, in the Petition mentioned, was one,
who being very defirous to be quit of that Service, did, on the Way thither, propofe to
M”‘ Hairftone that if he would get one other Man to go in his Stead, and procure his Dif-
charge, he would give him a Negroe, under ten Years of Age, That M”‘ Hairftone con-
ducted the Drafts to Winchefter, and delivered them to Colonel Wafhington, the Com-
manding Officer there; and having procured a Man to ferve in the Stead of the faid
Napier, to whom he was to give five Pounds, befides the Bounty allowed by law, prevai-
led on Colonel Wafhington to accept him, and difcharge Napier, who, on his Return
Home, delivered to M’ Hairftone a Negroe about four or five Years old, and hath fince

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declared that if fuch Delivery did not give him a good Title to the Negroe, he would
make him a better: And M’ Hairftone hath declared that if Napier would repay the
Money he was to give the Perfon that went in his ftead he would return the Negroe back
again (but whether M”‘ Hairftone really paid any Money to that Perfon does not appear
to your Committee.) And no Evidence appearing to prove that M” Burnley treated
the Freeholders of that County after the Tefte of the Writ for electing Burgeffes for the
fame, or any illegal Proceedings at the Eledlion.

Refolved, That the faid William Mead hath not made good the Allegations of his
Petition.

Refolved, That the faid M” Samuel Hairftone and M” Zachariah Burnley are duly
eledled to ferve as Burgeffes in this prefent General Affembly for the faid County of
Bedford.

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Page 161

1st Session

page 3,  September 14, 1758, to October 12, 1758

A Petition of William Fleming, fetting forth, that in the Year 1755 he received
a Commiffion as Enfign in Captain David Bell’s Company, and in Purfuance of Orders
from Colonel Wafhington, recruited a Number of Men and fubfifted them at his own
Expence; ten of which, in their March to the County of Angufta, deferted, and were
never afterwards retaken; for which reafon Colonel Wafhington, in fettling the Peti-
tioner’s recruiting Account, refufed to make him any Allowance for thofe Deferters;
and praying to be reimburfed by the Publick for the Charges of inlifting and fubfifting
the faid Deferters, which amounts to ;£35. 13, was prefented to the Houfe and read.

Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to M” Riddick and M” Harrifon: That
they do examine into the Allegations thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion
thereupon, to the Houfe.

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Page 11-12

The Governor has commanded me to lay before your Houfe feveral Letters from General Forbes, Colonel Wafhington, Colonel Byrd, and Colonel Mercer, being the fame his Honor
mentioned in his Speech.

Ordered, That the £aid Letters lie on the Table.

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Page 37

The Governor has commanded me to deliver to your Houfe, feveral Letters his Honor
received laft Night, by Exprefs from Colonel Wafhington, and Lieutenant Smith, giving
an Account of the late Engagement with the French near Fort Du Quefne, and of the blowing
up one of our Magazines at Fort Cumberland.

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Page 57

THE Order of the Day being read, for the Houfe to take the Governor’s Speech
into Confideration .
Refolved, That this Houfe will take the faid Speech into their Confidera-
tion To-morrow.
Ordered, That a Committee of Privileges and Eledtions be appointed of the follow-
ing Perfons, viz.

Mr. Attorney,
M”‘ Charles Carter, M” Benjamin Waller,

M– Bland, M’ Randolph,

M’ Landon Carter, M”” Page,

M” William Digges, M’ Dudley Digges,

W Harrifon, M’ Nicholas,

M’ Whiting, M’ Wythe,

and M”‘ Richard Henry Lee.
And they are to meet and adjourn from Day to Day, and to examine, in the farft
Place, all Returns of Writs for eledling Burgeffes to ferve in this prefent General Affem-
bly, and to compare the fame with the Form prefcribed by Law ; and to take into their
Confideration all fuch Matters as fhall or may come in Queftion touching Returns, Elec-
tions, and Privileges, and to report their Proceedings, with their Opinions thereupon,
from Time to Time, to the Houfe ; And the faid Committee is to ha^’e Power to fend for
Perfons, Papers, and Records for their Information.

Ordered, That a Committee of Propofitions and Grievances be appointed of the fol-
lowing Perfons, viz.

M”” Charles Carter,
M.^ Bland, W Benjamin Waller,

W Attorney, M”” Cary,

W Randolph, M’ Harrifon,

“W Landon Carter, M”” Page

W William Digges, W Dudley Digges,

M”” Bowler Cocke, W Eppes,

W Wythe, M’ Nicholas,

M”” Dandridge, W Charles Carter, of Lancafter,

M” Lewis Burwell, M”‘ Wafhington,

W Braxton, W Allen,

and M”” Francis Lightfoot Lee.
And they are to meet and adjourn from Day to Day, and to take into their Confid-
eration all Propofitions and Grievances that fhall come legally certified to this Affembly,
and to report their Proceedings, with their Opinions thereupon, from Time to Time, to
the Houfe : And all fuch Propofitions and Grievances are to be delivered to the Clerk of
the Hoxife, and by him to the faid Committee, of Courfe. And the faid Committee is to
have Power to fend for Perfons, Papers and Records for their Information.

Ordered,

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Page 66

That the Thanks of this Houfe be given to George Wafhington, Efq ; a Member of
this Houfe, late Colonel of the firft Virginia Regiment, for his faithful Services to his

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Majefty, and this Colony, and for his brave and fteady Behaviour, from the firft En-
croachments and HoftiHties of the French and their Indians, to his Refignation, after the
happy Redu(5lion of Fort Du Quefne: And accordingly M’ Speaker, from the Chair,
returned him (he ftanding in his Place) the Thanks of the Houfe.

The Order of the Day being read for the Houfe to take the Governor’s Speech into
Confideration .

Refolved, That this Houfe will refolve itfelf into a Committee upon the faid Speech .

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Page 113

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Tlie Houfe proceeded to the Confideration of the Amendments propofed by the
Council tf) tlic Bill, intituled. An Ad for vefting certain Lands, belonging to the Pamunkey

Indians,

Indians, in Truftees, to be leafed out for their Benefit, and the fame being read, were
agreed to.

Ordered, That M”” Pendleton do go up with a Meffage to Council, and inform them
thereof.

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Ordered, That M”^ Wafhington have Leave to be abfent from the Service of this
Houfe for the Remainder of this Seffion.

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Page 139

A Petition of Alexander Finnie was prefented to the Houfe and read, fetting forth,
That when he arrived at Fort Cumberland, on the twentieth of July, he found that the
Virginia Regiment had marched for Pittfburg by the Pennfylvania Road, and that there
had been no Attempt made to clear the Road opened by General Braddock: That the
Petitioner went immediately to Rays Town, and from thence to Fort Lyttleton, where he
met with General Stanwix, and having convinced him of the great Advantages that
would arife to the Publick by opening the faid Road, as by that Means the Forces and
Garifons over the Alligheny Mountains would, with the greateft Eafe, be plentifully
fupplied with Provifions and Neceffaries, which by Experience he had found could not
be done from Pennfylvania, on Account of the great Diftance and bad Roads that the
Pennfylvanians have to encounter with ; he gave the Petitioner Leave to undertake this
Work, and gave him an Order to the Quarter-Mafter General for Tools, Ammunition and
Provifion, and ordered a Number of Men to cover the working Party: That the Peti-
tioner hired, at his own Expence, thirty Workmen on the South Branch, at the Prices
mentioned in a Schedule to his Petition annexed, and was at other Expences as appears
by the fame Schedule. That he began the faid Work the fourth Day of Auguft, and
finifhed on the twentieth, when he arrived at Pittfburg with 60 Provifion Waggons,
500 Sheep, and 70 Head of Cattle, and at that Time the Garifon had not eight Days Pro-
vifion. That there have been great Quantities of Provifions and Goods fent from this
Colony fince, and Contracts made for much more, and for the Convenience and Security
of Traders and others. Store Houfes are built by the General at the Little Cr offing, Great
Meadows, and Red Stone Creek ; and praying that the Houfe will make him a fuitable
Allowance for his Expences and Trouble as they fhall think he deferves.

Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to M’ Attorney, M”^ Waller, M”‘ Richard
Henry Lee, and M” Wafhington; That they do examine into the Allegations thereof, and
report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.

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Page 141

A Petition of Chriftopher Weft, fetting forth, That he was enlifted into the Virgina
Regiment in September, 1754, where he continued in Duty till February, 1756, when he
was taken Prifoner by the Indians, in which Captivity he remained till October, 1758,
when he with others were fent in a Flag of Truce from Quebeck to England: That he
hath at length, after many hardfliips, again joined his Regiment, and praying that he
may be confidered by the Houfe, and recompenced for his loft Time, was prefented to
the Houfe and read,

Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to M’ Wafhington and M’ Harrifon;
That they do examine into the Allegations thereof, and report the fame, with their
Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.

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Page 142

A Petition of Daniel M’Neil, fetting forth, That in November, 1758, he received a
Wotmd in a Skirmifh with the Enemy at Fort Ligonier, which has rendered him incapa-
ble of procuring a Livelihood for himfelf and his Family, confifting of a Wife and three
fmall Children, and praying the Confideration of this Houfe, was prefented to the Hovtfe
and read.

Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to M” Wafhington and M” Francis Light-
foot Lee; That they do examine into the Allegations thereof, and report the fame, with
their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.

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M’ Wafhington reported, That the Committee to whom the Petition of Chriftopher
Weft was referred, had examined into the Allegations thereof, and found them to be
true, and had come to two Refolutions thereupon, which he read in his Place, and then
delivered in at the Table.

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Page 150

Captain Stobo

yttonba^, tbe I9tb of 5lovember, 33 (Bco, 11. 1759.

Meffage from the Governor was delivered by M” Walthoe.

M”‘ Speaker,

The Governor has commanded me to lay before this Houfe a Letter his Honor
has juft received from his Excellency General Amherft, in Favor of Capt. Stobo, by whom
it was fent, which, with that Gentleman’s fingular Sufferings, he recommends to the imme-
diate Conflderation of this Houfe.

The Houfe immediately proceeded to the Conflderation of the faid Letter, and the
fame being read.

Upon a Motion made, it was

Refolved, That the Sum of £1000 be paid by the Treafurer of this Colony to Captain
Robert Stobo, over and above the Pay that is due to him from the Time of his rendering
himfelf A Hoftage to this Day, as a Reward for his Zeal to his Country and a Recompenfe
for the great Hardfhips he has fioffered during his Confinement in the Enemy’s Country.

Ordered, That the faid Refolve be engroffed ; and that M” Bland do carry it up to the
Council for their Concurrence.

Upon a Motion made,

Refolved, That an humble Addrefs be made to his Honor the Governor, to defire
that he will be pleafed to take Capt. Stobo into his fpecial Care and Favor, and promote
him in the Service of this Colony ; and that M’ Richard Henry Lee do wait on his Honor
with the faid Addrefs.

Upon a Motion made,

Refolved, That the Thanks of this Houfe be given to M^ Robert Stobo for his fteady
and inviolable Attachment to the Intereft of this Country ; for his fingular bravery and
Courage exerted on all Occafions during this prefent War, and for the Magnanimity with
which he has fupportcd himfelf during his Confinement in Canada: And that he be con-
gratulated in the Name of this Houfe on his fafe and happy Return to this Colony : And
that M”‘ Nicholas, W Bland, and M”” Wafhington, do wait on him for that Purpofc.

An engroffed Bill, intituled, An Ad to oblige the Pcrfons bringing Slaves into this

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Page 188

Petition of William Brumley, John Johnfton, James MacCoy, James Lowry, Jofeph
Hughes, Daniel Parrot and Edward Childs, fetting forth. That they were Soldiers in
the Virginia Regiment and Prifoners from the Detachment tmder the Command of
Major Grant before Fort Du Quefne (now Pittfburg) and fent to Old France where they
were confined 2 1 Months, and afterwards fent to England, being exchanged, from whence
they are lately returned and praying that they may be allowed the common Pay of
Soldiers for the Time of their Abfence, being ftill willing, if required, to continue in his
Majefty’s Service ; was prefented to the Houfe and read, and thereupon

Refolved, That an Addrefs be prefented to his Honour the Govemour, to delire that
he will be pleafed to diredl the Paymafter of the Virginia Regiment to pay the Peti-
tioners, and all others who fhall hereafter appear in the fame Circumftances, the com-
mon Allowance and Pay of Soldiers, during their Abfence in Captivity; and that M*^
Wafhington do wait on his Honour with the faid Addrefs.

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Page 223

What town is this?

Woodstock?

A Petition of ftindry Inhabitants of the County of Frederick, fetting forth that one
Jacob Miller has laid out 1200 Acres of Land in the faid County for a Town, partly into
Half Acre Lots, and the reft into Lots of five Acres a Piece, many of which are purchafed
and built on ; and praying that an Adl may pafs for eftablifhing the faid Town.

Ordered, That a Bill be brought in purfuant to the Prayer of the faid Petition ; and
it is referred to M’ Wafhington, M”‘ Gabriel Jones, and M”‘ Martin, to prepare and bring
in the fame.

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THE PIG MOTION !!!!!

Monday March 23, 1761

7th Session

page 183, October 6, 1760, to April 10 , 1761

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House of Burgesses 1758 to 1761, Volume 9

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On a Motion made,

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill To prevent Hogs from rtmning at
large in the Town of Winchefter; and it is referred to M’r Washington to prepare and
bring in the fame.

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Page 227

Woodstock in Frederick Co

M’ Wafhington, from the Committee appointed, prefented to the Houfe, according
to Order, a Bill For eftablifhing the Town of Woodftock in the County of Frederick; and
the fame was read the firft Time, and ordered to be read a fecond Time.

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Tuesday March 24, 1761

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Mr Washington presented to the House, according to Order, a Bill To prevent Hogs
running at large within the Town of Winchester or the Limits thereof; and the same
was read the first Time, and ordered to be read a second Time.

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Page 241

Tuesday March 31, 1761

An engrossed Bill, entitled. An Act to prevent Hogs running at large within the Town of Winchester or the Limits thereof, was read the third Time, and the Blanks therein filled up.  Refolved, That the Bill do pass.  Ordered, That Mr Washington do carry up the faid Bill to the Council for their Concurrence.

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Page 240

Woodstock

An engroffed Bill, entitled, An Ad for eftablifhing the Town of Woodftock, in the
County of Frederick, was read the third Time, and the Blanks therein filled up.

Refolved, That the Bill do pafs.

Ordered, That M”‘ Wafhington do carry up the faid Bill to the Council for their Con-
currence.

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Page 252

Ferry

An engroffed Bill, entitled, An Ad for appointing feveral new Ferries, was read the
third Time, and the Blanks therein filled up.

Refolved, That the Bill do pafs.

Ordered, That M”^ Wafhington do carry up the faid Bill to the Coimcil for their Con-
currence.

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Page 253

And that they have agreed to the Bill, entitled, An Adl for appointing feveral new Fer-
ries, with an Amendment, to which they defire the Concurrence of this Houfe.

The Houfe immediately proceeded to the Confideration of the Amendment pro-
pofed by the Council to the faid Bill, and the fame being read was agreed to.

Ordered, That M” Wafhington do go up with a Meffage to the Council, and acquaint
them that this Houfe have agreed to the Amendment by them propofed to the faid Bill.

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have given Capt” Pofcy ;£30o to eulift 30 Men more, and Col” Wafhington had
£1000 to enlift Men. But if you have not enough to pay the Expences the Pay mafter
muft make it up out of what I fend him for there is no more in the Treafury, at prefent

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Frederick County, burgeffes. vii; clerk’s petition.
189. 209; Frederick Parifh, 184, i8g; men-
tioned, 20, 23, 31, 35, 38, 42, 45, 56, 209;
petition. 16, 195, 222. 223, 232, 233. 235;
reprefented in the Houfe of Burgeffes by
Wafhington, xii; return of writ for electing
burgeffes, 11, Woodftock, 227, 233, 240,

241, 257-
Frederick Parifh, mentioned, 184; minifter of, 190;

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