The Resource Report of the Committee of Public Claims regarding the petitions of George Moffitt and others

Report of the Committee of Public Claims regarding the petitions of George Moffitt and others

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Report of the Committee of Public Claims regarding the petitions of George Moffitt and others, 1776 June 19
Title
Report of the Committee of Public Claims regarding the petitions of George Moffitt and others
Inclusive dates
1776 June 19
Title variation
Revolutionary Convention Papers
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Language
eng
Summary
Contains a report of the Committee of Public Claims regarding George Moffitt and others. Includes resolutions reimbursing Moffitt for a horse he provided, a resolution allowing Robert Gilmore, John Backley, Alexander Campbell, Thomas Cooper, & Jonathan Skean pay as rangers in the late Indian Expedition. a resolution reimbursing John Smelley & Joseph Cutchin as inspectors of tobacco at Smithfield & Fulgham's Warehouses for stolen tobacco, a resolution rejecting the petition of Christopher Calvert to be allowed his slave Davy taken by troops on suspicion he was attempting to escape to Lord Dunmore, a resolution that Ephraim Peyton be reimbursed for a horse lost in the service of the Colony, a resolution that Thomas Price be reimbursed for a rifle lost in the late Indian Expedition, a resolution that William Lonsdale be allowed a pension as a result of a wound received while serving in Capt. Moffitt's Company during the Indian Expedition, a resolution that Michael Coulter receive an additional allowance for his services as a carpenter in Capt. McDowell's Company, a resolution that John Lyle be allowed a further sum for his service as a master driver of cattle
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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 Public Claims regarding the petitions of George Moffitt and others
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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001665372
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Type of unit
p.

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