The Resource Acts of the General Assembly concerning two state legions

Acts of the General Assembly concerning two state legions

Label
Acts of the General Assembly concerning two state legions, 1781-1782
Title
Acts of the General Assembly concerning two state legions
Inclusive dates
1781-1782
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Contains copies of two acts of the General Assembly regarding the two legions raised by Virginia in 1781. The first act was passed on 1 March 1781 and the second was passed in October 1782. The first act creates the two legions to consist of six companies of infantry and one troop of cavalry. The second act permits the soldiers enlisted in the legions to enlist in the state's quota of Continental troops provided they give up their claim to any bounty or pay accruing to them under the acts
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Action
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Biographical or historical data
Also known as Spotswood's Legion, the 1st & 2nd Virginia State Legions were created for state defense by an act of the General assembly on 1 March 1781. Serving under the command of Brigadier General Alexander Spotswood, the legions disbanded on 4 November 1783.
Cataloging source
VIC
Citation source
Salmon, John S., comp. A GUIDE TO STATE RECORDS IN THE ARCHIVES BRANCH OF THE VIRGINIA BRANCH OF THE VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES. Richmond: Virginia State Library, 1985
Label
Acts of the General Assembly concerning two state legions
Note
These records are part of the Revolutionary Government record group (RG# 2)
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
1
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Acquisition information unknown.
Organization method
Organized into the following series: Series I. Acts of the General Assembly Concerning Two State Legions.
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001610769
Terms governing use
There are no use restrictions.
Type of unit
p.

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