Dateline: Virginia, April 5, 1647: This is (probably) the first recorded time that the Virginia Grand Assembly demanded that Parliament back in England seeks Virginia’s consent before policies are imposed. A foundation for the Declaration of Independence in 1776?
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, 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, 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
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, February 1623: Thirty-two men sign this letter to the Privy Council (King James I’s closest advisers).
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!