The Resource Report of the Committee of Privileges and Elections regarding Robert Shedden

Report of the Committee of Privileges and Elections regarding Robert Shedden

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Report of the Committee of Privileges and Elections regarding Robert Shedden, 1776 June 10
Title
Report of the Committee of Privileges and Elections regarding Robert Shedden
Inclusive dates
1776 June 10
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Revolutionary Convention Papers
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eng
Summary
Contains a report of the Committee of Privileges & Elections regarding the examination of Robert Sheeden who was apprehended on suspicion of being inimical to the rights & liberties of America. According to the report of the Committee, Shedden was found not guilty by a Court of Commissioners held in Nofolk County. [Willis] Wilson deposed that Shedden was arrested in an attempt to get to the British fleet. In addition, Maj. Francis Eppes was ordered by Maj. Gen. [Charles] Lee to apprehend Shedden and send him to the Public Gaol. [Wills] Cowper deposed that he a letter from Shedden informing him he heard Lord Dunmore intended to apprehend him and other persons. Lastly, Capt. [George] Johnston testified that Shedden is generally thought in Norfolk as being inimical to the rights of America. Includes a resolution that Shedden be confined to Surry County at least ten miles from the James River and that he be given his parole from the Commanding Officer not to give intelligence or assist the emenies of America
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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 618.
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.
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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
Report of the Committee of Privileges and Elections regarding Robert Shedden
Note
These records are part of the Convention of 1776 record group (RG# 89)
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4
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There are no restrictions
Organization method
  • Organized into the following series: Series I: Virginia Convention (1776 : May 6-July 5).
  • Arranged chronologically.
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001663150
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p.

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