1816.063: Ordinances of the Convention (May 1776).

Published: 1816

Full Title: Ordinances passed at a general convention of delegates and representatives, from the several counties and corporations of Virginia, held at the Capitol, in the city of Williamsburg, on Monday, the 6th of May, anno Dom: 1776. Re-printed by a Resolution of the House of delegates, of the 24th February, 1816.

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

Place Issued: Richmond

Issuing Press: Ritchie, Trueheart, and DuVal

Description: 20 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 sixth title in that mandated series; these records were originally published by Alexander Purdie (1776.015); unlike reprint editions for the conventions of July & December 1775, this edition is separately paginated from the meeting's proceedings (1816.062). This series was issued after May 1816 when firm of Ritchie, Trueheart, and DuVal began.

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