1775.019: Proceedings of the Convention at Richmond (July 1775).

Published: 1775

Full Title: The Proceedings of the Convention of Delegates for the counties and corporations in the colony of Virginia: held at Richmond town, in the county of Henrico, on Monday the 17th of July, 1775.

Author: Virginia. Convention of July 1775 (Third Convention).

Place Issued: Williamsburg

Issuing Press: Alexander Purdie

Description: 60 pgs.; 20.8 cm. x 17 cm. (4to).


Known commonly as the Third Virginia Convention, this meeting was in session from July 17 to August 26, 1775. With the flight of Governor Dunmore on June 8th, the delegates formed a Committee of Safety to manage the militia forces mobilized after Lexington & Concord and to put into force the ordinances enacted by the Convention – a substitute government.

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