The Resource Papers regarding John Wilkie, 1776 Apr. 18 (laid before the Convention on 8 May 1776)
- Papers regarding John Wilkie, 1776 Apr. 18 (laid before the Convention on 8 May 1776)
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- 1776 Apr. 18 (laid before the Convention on 8 May 1776)
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- Revolutionary Convention Papers
- State government records
- Gloucester County (Va.) -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783
- Virginia -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783
- American loyalists -- Virginia
- Virginia -- Politics and government -- 1775-1783
- Wilkie, John
- Letters (correspondence)
- Virginia, (1776 : May 6-July 5)
- Virginia -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Confiscations
- Constitutional conventions -- Virginia
- Contains papers regarding the examination of John Wilkie of Gloucester County who was charged with being inimical to the American cause and providing intelligence to the enemy. Included is a letter from Warner Lewis, Jr., John Peyton, & James M. Fontaine to the Committee of Safety enclosing proceedings of the Court of Commissioners held for the examination of Wilkie. Also includes an order of the Committee of Safety for Wilkie to be removed from Gloucester under proper guard and brought to Williamsburg. Lastly, there is an appraisement of Wilkie's estate in current money
- Agency history record describes the history and functions of the Virginia Convention of 1776. (Search Virginia Convention as author).
- 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
- Citation source
- Stanard, William G., ed. THE VIRGINIA MAGAZINE OF HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, vol. xv, no. 3, p. 292-295. Richmond: Virginia Historical Society, January 1908
- 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.
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