1775.017: Proceedings of the House of Burgesses (June 1775).

Published: 1775

Full Title: The proceedings of the House of Burgesses of Virginia,: convened in General Assembly, on Thursday the first day of June, 1775, will fully appear in their Journals, printed at large; but as it was judged necessary that the most material transactions should be seen in one connected and distinct point of view, the House ordered that these should be published in a pamphlet, and they are contained in the following sheets.

Author: Virginia. General Assembly. House of Burgesses.

Place Issued: Williamsburg

Issuing Press: Alexander Purdie

Description: [48 pgs.]; 26.5 cm. x 20.5 cm. (4to).


First and only session (June1 to June 24, 1775) of the Assembly of 1774-1776. Imprint presents the collected written exchanges between Lord Dunmore and the House of Burgesses over the course of the session; no bills were passed as Dunmore would not return to Williamsburg out of fear for his personal safety, while the House would not meet with the fugitive governor elsewhere to conduct the Assembly's business.

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