The Resource Records related to the sinking of the schooner Hance Lawson, 1889-1890
- Records related to the sinking of the schooner Hance Lawson, 1889-1890
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- Consists of one typewritten document, "Documents and Evidence relating to the Maryland and Virginia boundary line and the damage sustained by the sinking of the schooner Hance Lawson and the running into of the Schooner David N. Taylor." At the end of this document are a handwritten resolution and response
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- On 27 November 1889, the schooner "Hance Lawson" was attacked by a Virginia police vessel near Hog Island. The "Lawson," an oyster boat, sank as a result of the attack. The attack was the result of the continued dispute regarding the boundary between Virginia and Maryland along the Potomac River.
- The House of Delegates' predecessor, the House of Burgesses, was modeled after the House of Commons, in Parliament. The House of Burgesses existed from 1643 to 1776. The first session of the General Assembly, which took place in 1776, established the first constitution and made the House of Delegates the most powerful branch in state government. It was not until the constitution of 1851 was adopted that a more equitable balance among the branches of government was established. In the General Assembly, members of the House of Delegates and the Senate vote on legislation entered during the legislative session. Legislative bills can originate either in the House of Delegates or in the Senate, with both chambers having the ability to establish study committees. Each serves as a check upon the other to ensure a thorough debate on the merits of each bill. Currently the House of Delegates, together with the Senate, meets as the General Assembly in annual session, alternatively during thirty to sixty days. Currently there are 100 members of the House of Delegates, each representing a voting district in the Commonwealth.
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- Filming funded by The Library of Virginia Foundation with the support of The Roller-Bottimore Foundation and The Robins Foundation.
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- The Huntington Library;
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