The Resource Transylvania papers

Transylvania papers

Label
Transylvania papers, 1776 May 18 (laid before the Convention)
Title
Transylvania papers
Inclusive dates
1776 May 18 (laid before the Convention)
Title variation
Revolutionary Convention Papers
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Language
eng
Summary
Contains various papers in support of the petition of the inhabitants of Transylvania asking for relief from the claim to their lands by Richard Henderson and his Transylvania Company (petition is not included). Includes a contract & agreement between Henderson and the other proprietors of Transylvania and the Convention (1775 May 27); an appointment of judges of the Inferior Court of Record within the Boiling Spring Settlement (1775 June 5); a call for the election of delegates from Harrsodsburg to the Convention by Henderson, et al., proprietors of Transylvania Colony (1775 Dec. 1); an advertisement for the Transylvania Company (1775 Dec. 1); a printed advertisement regarding the dispute over land titles by the proprietors of Transylvania (1776 June 26); and a letter from John Williams, Agent for the Transyvania Company, to the inhabitants in and about Harrodsburg (undated)
Note
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.
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
Transylvania papers
Note
These records are part of the Convention of 1776 record group (RG# 89)
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  • The Library of Virginia
Cumulative index finding aids
Accession analysis with list of content
Extent
12
Governing access note
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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001660433
Terms governing use
There are no use restrictions.
Type of unit
p.

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