The Resource Petition in favor of Great Britain

Petition in favor of Great Britain

Label
Petition in favor of Great Britain, 1781 June
Title
Petition in favor of Great Britain
Inclusive dates
1781 June
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Language
eng
Summary
Transcript of petition in favor of Great Britain, June 1781, by Archer Robertson of Prince George County lamenting the Revolution and asking for a reconcilliation with Great Britain. The petition states that slaves, offered their freedom by Great Britain, have plundered homes; that farmers are unable to raise crops to feed their families; and that people will suffer due to the ravages of war. Transcript was made by Edmund Ruffin (1794-1865) in 1858 from fragments of the original petition found among the papers of his grandfather, Edmund Ruffin. In an accompanying note, Ruffin states that the document was circulated in Prince George County, Virginia, and reputedly signed by numerous notable men. An American officer under the Marquis de Lafayette arrested the petitioner and tore up the petition. The elder Ruffin salvaged the fragments. This transcript of Ruffin's transcript was made by an unknown individual
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Biographical or historical data
Archer Robertson lived in Prince George County, Virginia, at the time of the American Revolution. He supported reconcilliation with Great Britain.
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Vi
Label
Petition in favor of Great Britain
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  • The Library of Virginia
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4
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000486080
Type of unit
leaves.

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