The Resource Papers regarding the petition of Alexander Ross

Papers regarding the petition of Alexander Ross

Label
Papers regarding the petition of Alexander Ross, 1774-1775 (originally filed with petition of Alexander Ross 1775 Dec. 18)
Title
Papers regarding the petition of Alexander Ross
Inclusive dates
1774-1775 (originally filed with petition of Alexander Ross 1775 Dec. 18)
Title variation
Revolutionary Convention Papers
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Language
eng
Summary
Contains depositions, accounts, and resolution regarding the petition of Alexander Ross. The depositions of George Rootes & Dorsey Pentecost sworn before Isaac Hite, Frederick County, relate to the sale of the ruins of Fort Pitt & its appendages by Alexander Ross & William Thompson from Maj. Edmonson. The account documents the purchase of bricks, pickets, plank, scantling, etc., by Alexander Ross & William Thompson. The account is certified by John Gibson & Maj. Thomas Smallman on 22 Sept. 1774. The account is also certified by John Connolly attesting that he took possession of Fort Pitt and applied to Ross & Thompson for the use of the Colony. The second account documents the purchase of bricks to repair breaches in the fort. This account was also certified by Gibson, Smallman, & Connolly in 1774. Lastly, the resolutions of the Convention state that the petition of Thompson & Ross is reasonable and that they should be allowed a further sum for sundry houses & materials destroyed by Maj. John Connolly
Note
Agency history record describes the history and functions of the Virginia Convention of 1776. (Search Virginia Convention as author).
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Additional physical form
Microfilm available on Misc. Reel 617.
Biographical or historical data
The five revolutionary conventions that provided Virginians with an alternative government between August 1, 1774, and July 5, 1776, grew out of an extralegal meeting of twenty-five members of the House of Burgesses at the Raleigh Tavern in Williamsburg on May 30, 1774. The burgesses considered methods of protesting the closing of the port of Boston by British authorities as a punishment for the Tea Party held there in 1773. A boycott of British goods was agreed upon, and a call was issued for the full House to convene at Williamsburg on August 1, 1774, in open defiance of Lord Dunmore, the royal governor, who had prorogued the assembly. The dates of the conventions were: first, August 1-6, 1774; second, March 20-27, 1775; third, July 17-August 26, 1775; fourth, December 1, 1775-January 20, 1776; fifth, May 6-July 5, 1776. This fifth convention adjourned and was replaced the next day by the new state government organized under the Virginia Constitution of 1776.
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
Location of other archival material
Printed texts appear in Revolutionary Virginia: the Road to Independence; a Documentary Record (Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1973-1983), 7 vols.
Label
Papers regarding the petition of Alexander Ross
Note
These records are part of the Convention of 1776 record group (RG# 89)
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Accession analysis with list of content
Extent
12
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Organization method
  • Organized into the following series: Series I: Virginia Convention (1775 : Dec. 1-1776 Jan. 20).
  • Arranged chronologically.
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001653188
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Type of unit
p.

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