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, 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.
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. 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.
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?
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.
Despite the hardships of the earliest Virginia colonists, they still formed the House of Burgesses to discuss the running of the colony. Here are two oaths that the members had to swear. They also swore on the Bible.