Proceedings of the Committees of Safety of Cumberland and Isle of Wight Counties, Virginia: 1775-1776

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D. Bottom, superintendent of public printing, 1919 - Cumberland County (Va.) - 54 pages
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Page 43 - July in the year of our LORD CHRIST, One Thousand, Seven Hundred and Sixty one and in the First year of our Reign.
Page 48 - Mills, a justice of the peace in and for said county, and being duly sworn on the holy evangelists of Almighty God, deposeth and saith, that on...
Page 42 - King of Great Britain France and Ireland Defender of the Faith etc. and in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and niuety.
Page 5 - Resolved, That the delegates for this colony in the Continental Congress be impowered to concur with the delegates of the other colonies in declaring independency, and forming foreign alliances, reserving to this colony the sole and exclusive right of forming a constitution and laws for this colony, and of appointing delegates from time to time (under the direction of a general representation thereof,) to meet the delegates of the other colonies for such purposes as shall be hereafter pointed out."•...
Page 5 - Congress be instructed to propose to that respectable body to declare the United Colonies free and independent states, absolved from all allegiance to, or dependence upon, the Crown or Parliament of Great Britain...
Page 31 - And it is hereby recommended to all conventions and assemblies, in these colonies, liberally to distribute among the people the proceedings of this and the former congress, the late speeches of the great patriots in both houses of parliament relative to American grievances, and such other pamphlets and papers as tend to elucidate the merits of the American cause, the congress being fully persuaded that the more our right to the enjoyment of our ancient liberties and privileges is examined, the more...
Page 36 - Save and deliver us, we humbly beseech thee, from the hands of our enemies, abate their pride, assuage their malice, and confound their devices...
Page 31 - ... and other friends to American liberty, in the said colonies, to treat all such persons with kindness and attention ; to consider them as the inhabitants of a country determined to be free, and 'to view their errors as proceeding rather from want of information than want of virtue or public spirit ; to explain to them the origin, nature and extent of the present controversy ; to acquaint them with the fate of the numerous petitions presented to his majesty, as well by assemblies as...
Page 8 - To THE HONOURABLE PEYTON RANDOLPH, ESQUIRE, RICHARD HENRY LEE, GEORGE WASHINGTON, PATRICK HENRY, JUNIOR, RICHARD BLAND, BENJAMIN HARRISON AND EDMUND PENDLETON, ESQUIRES, THE DELEGATES FROM THIS COLONY WHO ATTENDED THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS HELD AT PHILADELPHIA...
Page 12 - ... Henderick by Authority of an Attested Copy of this Resolution, to appear at the next meeting of this Committee to answer the said Complaint, Resolved unanimously, That the Thanks of this Committee and of all the Inhabitants of this County are justly due to Captain Charles Scott and his Independent Company for their spirited Offers of their Service in defending this Colony against wicked Invaders...

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