Dateline: Virginia, 20 February 1745: The Executive of the Virginia Colony delivers a speech to support George II over the so-called Young Pretender, Bonnie Prince Charles. The title of this post is taken from words in the speech.
Dateline: Virginia, 16 October 1629: After the massacre of 1622, it looks like the General Assembly (in this specific meeting) decides not to hold back against the Natives. Plus, how does one pay for the daily business of governing? Several names appear in this post for research purposes.
Dateline: Virginia: 6 March 1631/32: Twenty members of the House signed this petition asking for all sorts of favors and permission to make the Colony profitable.
Dateline: Virginia, 29 March 1628: 38 men of the General Assembly signed this document to send a commission back to England to request several things.
Dateline: Virginia, 1625: One thing is certain: the Colony did not want to submit to another company. 32 Virginians signed the petition.
Dateline: Virginia, 1623/24: This is a letter written by the Governor, Council, and Assembly of Burgesses to King James I, to reply to Capt. Nathaniel Butler’s “Unmasking of Virginia.” Sometimes they could be very optimistic, other times pessimistic. Continue reading
Collected together in one post for your convenience, this is the Revolutionary generation. Washington and Jefferson appear. Lots of other names and great for research.
Put together in one post for your convenience, this is a list of members for the House of Burgesses. Lots of names. Great for research. George Washington appears in the lists for the first time.
In one post for your convenience, this is a membership list of the House of Burgesses from 1712 to 1761. Lots of names here. Great for research, both historical and family.
Dateline: Virginia, March 5, 1623: The year is 1624 by our dating system. The Privy Council is King James I’s closest advisers. 24 men signed this Act.