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Virst intimation of Dunmore's hostility_Remotes the

gin-powder from the magazine Corporation of Wila tiamsburg address him on the subject; he reurns it 'Terbal answer-Contribution subscribed for the Bostonians— Dunmore's letter to the British Ministry-7'he Governor issues a proclamation-Causes of the governor's aların-Captain Montague threatens to fire upon York Town-Williamsburg Committee pass resolutions thereupon-Six hundred men assemble at Fredericksburg - Deliver their sentiments for publication, and then retire The Hanover Volunteers under Patrick Henry march for Williamsburg-The King's receiver-general makes compensation for the seizure of the gun-powderThe Voiunteers of Hanover offer their services101 thought necessary-Excellent order preserred during the march of the Hanover Volunteers - The Governor issules a proclamalion against P. Henry and his follow. * ers - Address to P. Henry- The Council address live People-Patrick Henry escorted by Volunteers on his way to Congress--General Assembly ineet --General reflections Assembly meet The Governor addresses them in a specchi - ssembly return an answer - T'he assembly request iitformation with respect to the expenditure on the Indian expedition-Partial compliance of the Governor-Assembly appoint a committee to inspect the magazine-Junmore's conduct Thereup n. Assembly resent Dunmori's rusleness The Council make ( communication to the house of Burgesses— The House receive a message fronz the Governor on the subject of the gun-poroder-Krso. lution to address the Governor-l'ommittee appointed. Resolııtion never acted upon- he Council address the Governor The Governor retires on board of a man of war.

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HISTORY OF CITIP..

In eompiling the history of Virginia from the year 1777,

it will be necessary to review some of the transactions relas 1775,

ted in the last chapter of the 3d volume of Burk's histo-
ry. I am induced to make this recapitulation, not only
because it seems most conformable to unity of design and
perspicuity of arrangement 10 commence at the first o-
pen act of hostility committed in Virginia, but also be-
cause it is in my power to supply some omissions of my
predecessor. I shall proceed therefore to give an ample
detail of the events of that period of Virginian Ilistory,
and also a condensed narrative of the operations of the

hostile armies in the other states.
First inti- On the 28th of March 1775, Dunmore had issued a pro-
mation of clamation, by command, as he said, of the King, requir-
Donore's
hostility,

ing all civil officers to use their utmost exertions to preMarch 28. vent the appointment of deputies from Virginia to the con

tinental congress, which was to assemble at Philadelphia
on the 10th of May. This proclamation, by whatever au-
thority issued, had no other affect than to convince the
colonists of their governor's bostility. But they did not
wait long before they re-ceived a much more decided in-

timation of his evil disposition towards them. Removes

* Between 3 and 4 o'clock, on Thursday morning, April the Gun- the 2011, Capt. Collins with a body of men belonging to Powiler

the Magdalen armed schovner, by the command of from the maitzine,

Dunmore, came from Burwell's ferry to Williamsburg, and
April 20. privately removed out of the magazine, and carried on

board that schooner, about 20 barrels of gunpowder be-
Jonging to the colony

When the morning appeared and this discovery was
maile, the Common Ifall assembled and presented an ad.
• dress to the Governor.

They stated the apprehensions which iad been excited by this measure: that the magazine bad been crected at

* 'Ve have adoptel wiat wedeem the most correct authority ; for even ersons who were on the spot, have varied in their relations of the tiine when the transaction cook place,

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