The Resource Petition of Berkeley County Citizens

Petition of Berkeley County Citizens

Label
Petition of Berkeley County Citizens, 1775 July 21
Title
Petition of Berkeley County Citizens
Inclusive dates
1775 July 21
Title variation
Revolutionary Convention Papers
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Contains a petition of sundry freeholders of Berkeley County complaining of the election of Adam Stephen as a delegate to the Convention from Berkeley County. Includes proceedings of a Committee for the County of Berkeley copied by Philip Pendleton, Clerk of the Committee. Also includes a deposition of Daniel Sturges, Rector of Norborne Parish, and an advertisement of Adam Stephen
Note
Agency history record describes the history and functions of the Virginia Convention of 1776. (Search Virginia Convention as author).
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Described
Additional physical form
Microfilm available on Misc. Reel 616.
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
Petition of Berkeley County Citizens
Note
These records are part of the Convention of 1776 record group (RG# 89)
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Cumulative index finding aids
Accession analysis with list of content
Extent
8
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Organization method
  • Organized into the following series: Series III: Virginia Convention (1775 : July 17).
  • Arranged chronologically.
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001640994
Terms governing use
There are no use restrictions.
Type of unit
p.

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