The Resource Miscellaneous volume, : Compendium of the law of guardian and ward and arrangement of the Continental Line

Miscellaneous volume, : Compendium of the law of guardian and ward and arrangement of the Continental Line

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Miscellaneous volume, : Compendium of the law of guardian and ward and arrangement of the Continental Line, 1781-1782
Title
Miscellaneous volume,
Title remainder
Compendium of the law of guardian and ward and arrangement of the Continental Line
Inclusive dates
1781-1782
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Volume contains the first two chapters and a portion of the third chapter of a "Compendium of the Law of Guardian and Ward" by S. Bassett French, counsellor at law, Richmond, Virginia. The Compendium provides a tables of cases cited arranged alphabetically by the plaintiff
  • This volume also includes an Arrangement of the Continental Line during the Revolutionary War. The arrangement includes the Chesterfield Arrangement on 10 February 1781 and the Winchester Arrangement on 6 May 1782. The Chesterfield Arrangement contains a list of board members present, a list of officers who have become supernumerary by rank, a rank roll of the field officers of the Virginia Line arranged by rank, and an arrangement of the officers of the 1st through 8th regiments. The Chesterfield Arrangement provides the rank, names of the officers, dates of commission, former regiment, present regiment, and remarks (e.g. resigned, promoted). The Winchester Arrangement contains a list of officers arranged by rank and an arrangement of the 1st through 8th regiments. The Winchester Arrangement provides the rank, name of officer, regiment, & dates of commission
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Biographical or historical data
  • Samuel Bassett French (1820-1898), attorney, judge, Confederate officer, editor, and public servant, was a Norfolk native who resided in Richmond and Chesterfield County.
  • A board of field officers met at Chesterfield Court House on 10 February 1781 to rearrange the Virginia Continental units. The arrangement was created to establish the seniority of officers.
  • Congress passed a resolution on October 3, 1780, that upon the reform of the army to take place on January 1, 1781, those officers who become supernumerary be entitled to half-pay for seven years. Another resolution was passed on October 21, 1780, which stated that the commander-in-chief, and commanding officer in the Southern department, direct the officers of each state to meet and agree upon the officers for the regiments to be raised, from those inclined to continue in the service, and where it cannot be done by agreement, to be determined by seniority, and make return of those who are to remain. The Board of Officers was appointed by Brigadier General Peter Muhlenburg for the purpose of adjusting and finally settling an arrangement of the Virginia Line. The Board of Officers decided matters of dispute with respect to the rank of officers, received the claims of officers, examined evidence, and presented the facts and their opinion to the commander-in-chief. Colonel James Wood served as president of the board.
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
Miscellaneous volume, : Compendium of the law of guardian and ward and arrangement of the Continental Line
Note
These records are part of the Miscellaneous record group (RG# 0)
Arrangement
Arranged with Compendium at front of volume and arrangement in middle of volume.
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Extent
1
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Organization method
Organized into the following series: Miscellaneous volume, Compendium of the Law of Guardian and Ward and Arrangement of the Continental Line, 1781-1782
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001623634
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There are no use restrictions.
Type of unit
v. (63 p.)

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