The Grand Assembly Decides How to Fight Indians and Levy Taxes

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.

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Members of Virginia House of Burgesses 1660 to 1712

Dateline: Virginia, 1660-1712. This post is about the membership list of the Virginia House of Burgesses. Primary sources are offered in this post. Great list of names for family research too.

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You Are There! America’s Sixth Government Meeting, August 4, 1619

Dateline: Virginia. This is the final day of their weeklong plenary session. The Governor, his Council, and Burgesses consent to more laws, like treating Indian property with respect and servant girls not getting married without permission. Colonists had dogs too.

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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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