You Are There! America’s Fifth Government Meeting, August 3, 1619

Dateline: Virginia. This post deals with issues of a harsh punishment of a servant and then a petition by Mr. John Rolfe, the man who married Pocahontas.

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You Are There! America’s Third and Fourth Government Meetings, August 1-2, 1619

Dateline: Virginia. The meeting on August 1 has to qualify as the most solemn and briefest in early American history. Then, meeting on August 2, they carried on. Would you like to live under their list of rules?

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You Are There! America’s Second Government Meeting, July 31, 1619

Dateline: Virginia: The Governor and Council and the Burgesses first met on July 30, and here they meet the next day. I feel something significant is happening, History in the making!

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You Are There! America’s First Government Meeting, July 30, 1619

Dateline: Virginia, July 30, 1619: The Virginia colonists under Sir George Yeardley met in a plenary session to invoke God’s blessing and set out basic rules. Lots of names in this post.

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Virginia Colonists Write of Their Basic Needs

Dateline: Virginia, March 1631: The Governor and Council in Virginia write to the Privy Council (Charles I’s closest advisers) to explain the progress and needs of the Colony. Eleven men signed the Virginia document.

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Charles I reassures Virginia colonists of their ‘liberty’ under him

Dateline: 1642: King Charles I in an epistle tells the Virginia colonists that he supports them as they outgrow the restrictive company that seeks to recover its investments. Over 30 men signed this proto-Declaration of Independence that breaks free from the original company. Great for family research.

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George Washington’s Direct Lineage in Virginia

This post has the last wills and testaments of John, Lawrence, and Augustine: his great-grandfather, grandfather, and father. They are royal gateway ancestors. That is, they descend from royalty many generations back and then John moved to America.

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