Dateline: Virginia, 30 April 1652: The commissioners appointed by Parliament back in England and the Burgesses here in Virginia decide who should be Governor and Council members. Names are listed. My 500th post.
Dateline: 1623/4, Virginia: After the Indian massacre of 1622 and after Thomas Smith’s oppressive governorship, the Colonists implore James I for his support. 26 Virginians signed this petition.
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.
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.