1816.062: Proceedings of the Convention (May 1776).

Published: 1816

Full Title: The proceedings of the convention of delegates, held at the Capitol, in the city of Williamsburg. In the colony of Virginia, on Monday, the 6th of May, 1776. Re-printed by a Resolution of the House of delegates, of the 24 February, 1816.

Author: Virginia. Convention of May 1776 (Fifth Convention).

Place Issued: Richmond

Issuing Press: Ritchie, Trueheart, and DuVal

Description: 76 pgs.; 28 cm. (8vo).


In response to public debate over calling a convention to revise the state's constitution, the Assembly passed an act at the end of their 1815-16 session requiring the Executive to have the proceedings of the Revolutionary Conventions of 1776 & 1776 reprinted and to have 500 copies of them distributed across the state. This item is the fifth title in that mandated series; these records were originally published by Alexander Purdie (1776.014); unlike reprint editions for the conventions of July & December 1775, this edition is separately paginated from the meeting's ordinances (1816.063). This series was issued after May 1816 when firm of Ritchie, Trueheart, and DuVal began.

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