The Resource Papers of the Convention, 1775 July 22
- Papers of the Convention, 1775 July 22
- Inclusive dates
- 1775 July 22
- Title variation
- Revolutionary Convention Papers
- United States -- Virginia delegation
- State government records
- Virginia, (1775 : July 17-Aug. 26)
- Hurt, John, 1738 (ca.)-1801
- Bland, Richard, 1710-1776
- Overton, Samuel
- Tax collection -- Virginia -- 18th century
- Virginia -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783
- Virginia -- Politics and government -- 1775-1783
- Constitutional conventions -- Virginia
- Shield, Samuel
- Smith, Joseph
- Contains a draft of papers of the Convention regarding false and scandalous reports about Richard Bland, a member of the Convention and representative of the Colony in Congress. The false reports relate to his application for an appointment to collect the taxes imposed on America by Parliament. Bland requested a public inquiry attended by Rev. Samuel Shield, John Hurt, Samuel Overton, and Joseph Smith who propogated the reports
- 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 616.
- 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
- 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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