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Academicus acres Augustine Baker Pegram Batt Peterson Benjamin Billington McCarty born Bristol Parish Brother Bullitt Capt Charles City Charles City County church Claiborne Colo Colonel Tatham colony Creek Cuthbert Bullitt Daniel McCarty Daniel Pegram daughter deed Dennis McCarty died Dinwiddie County Edward Pegram Elizabeth executors Fairfax County Francis George Pegram Grand Father gypsum Harrison Hawkins County Henry House Jefferson John Binns John Herbert Peterson John Pegram John Peterson Johnston Joseph land lectures letter Loudoun County Ludlow Luke Billington marriage Martha Mary College Mary Herbert mentioned Miss mother Nancy negros Norfolk patented Pegram married Prince George Prince William Prince William County probated records Resolution Richard Richmond Richmond County Robert Scott Sept sister sons Stafford County Stith Taylor Thomas tion Virginia Washington Westmoreland County wife William and Mary William Parks William Pegram Williamsburg Wright Wythe
Page 57 - Surry county, shall be one distinct county, and called and known by the name of Dinwiddie, and all that other part thereof, below the said run and course, shall be one other distinct county, and retain the name of Prince George.
Page 243 - Remember that it is a common cause which ought to unite us, that that cause is indubitably just, that ourselves and posterity are interested, that the crisis is favorable, and that it is only by union that the object can be achieved. The obstacles are great, and so ought to be our efforts. Adverse fortune may attend us, but it shall never dispirit us. We may for a while exhaust our wealth and strength, but until the all-important object is procured we pledge ourselves to you, and let us all pledge...
Page 77 - We might as well have hindered the sun's setting. That we could not do. But since it is down, my friend, and it may be long before it rises again, let us make as good a night of it as we can. We may still light candles. Frugality and industry will go a great way towards indemnifying us. Idleness and pride tax with a heavier hand than kings and parliaments. If we can get rid of the former we may easily bear the latter.
Page 77 - Resolved therefore, That the General Assembly of this Colony have the only and sole exclusive right and power to lay taxes and impositions upon the inhabitants of this Colony, and that every attempt to vest such power in any person or persons whatsoever other than the General Assembly aforesaid has a manifest tendency to destroy British as well as American freedom.
Page 21 - ... importance to farmers. You will discover that Mr. Binns is an enthusiast for the use of gypsum. But there are two facts which prove he has a right to be so: 1.
Page 40 - I was appointed Governor of the Commonwealth, and retired from the legislature. Being elected, also, one of the visitors of William and Mary College, a self-electing body, I effected, during my residence in Williamsburg that year, a change in the organization of that institution, by abolishing the Grammar school, and the two professorships of Divinity and Oriental languages, and substituting a professorship of Law and Police, one of Anatomy, Medicine and Chemistry, and one of Modern languages...
Page 60 - Pegram being weak of body but of perfect Sense and memory do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following : I give to my Son...
Page 46 - The following regulation was then adopted : A student on paying annually 1000 pounds of tobacco shall be entitled to attend any two of the following professors, viz: of Law and Police; of Natural History and Mathematics; of Moral Philosophy, the Laws of Nature and of Nations, and of the Fine Arts.
Page 240 - Mississippi; that we may either procure an immediate acknowledgment of our right from the Spaniards; or if they obstruct us in the enjoyment of that right, that we may be able to lay before the Federal Government, such unequivocal proofs of their having done so, that they will be compelled to say, whether they will abandon or protect the inhabitants of the western country.
Page 45 - At a meeting of the President and Professors of Wm. & Mary College under a statute passed by the Visitors the fourth day of December 1779. Present. James Madison, President & Professor of Natural Philosophy & Mathematics. George Wythe, Professor of Law & Police. James McClurg, Professor of Anatomy & Medicine. Robert Andrews, Professor of Moral Philosophy, the Laws of Nature & of Nations, & of the Fine Arts. Charles Bellini, Professor of Modern Languages. ******* *** For the Encouragement of Science,...
HIGHER EDUCATION IN THE UNITED STATES
JSTOR: John Millington (1779-1868)