The Resource Proceedings of the Navy Board

Proceedings of the Navy Board

Label
Proceedings of the Navy Board, 1784
Title
Proceedings of the Navy Board
Inclusive dates
1784
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Language
eng
Summary
Contains proceedings of a board of officers, late of the State Line & Navy, regarding the examination of a list of officers of the Navy. The proceedings include the list of officers of the State Navy which provides the name of the officer, their rank, and date commissioned. The list is signed by James Baron, President, & Governor Benjamin Harrison
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Biographical or historical data
The fifth revolutionary convention passed an ordinance at its May 1776 session establishing the Board of Commissioners to Superintend and Direct the Naval Affairs of this Colony. The board, made up of three commissioners, had responsibility for all matters concerning the State Navy, including construction, labor, and supply. The General Assembly passed an act at its May 1779 session abolishing the Navy Board and creating the Board of War, which included a naval commissioner. The office of Commissioner of the Navy continued to exist even after the Board of War was abolished in May 1780, until it too was abolished in November 1781.
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
Proceedings of the Navy Board
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. Proceedings of the Navy Board.
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001610762
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There are no use restrictions.
Type of unit
p.

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