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Thomas Jefferson,

THE OBLIGING NEIGHBOUR,

TUE WARM, KIND, INDULGENT FRIENS,

AS WELL AS

THE ACTIVE PATRIOT,

THE ABLE STATESMAN,

AND

THE LIBERAL PUILOSOPHER,

THE FOLLOWING CONTINUATION OF

The history of Uirginia

ORIGIXALLY AND JUSTLI

DEDICATED TO HJh,

IS RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED,

BY

L. H. GIRARDIN.

1

HISTORY OF VIRGINIA.

CHAPTER I,

First intimation of Dunmore's hostility-Remotes the

gin-powder from the magazine Corporation of Wiltiamsburg address him on the subject; he reurns at terbal answer-Contribution subscribed for the Bostonians-Dunmore's letter to the British Ministry- The Governor issues a proclamation-Causes of the governor's alarm-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 Hanorer Voluntcers under Patrick Henry march for Williamsburg-The King's receiver-general makes compensation for the seizure of the gun-powder The Volunteers of Hanover offer their services-106 thought necessary-Excellent order preserred during the march of the Hanover Volunteers - The Governor isBiles a proclamalion against P. Henry and his follow. * ers-Address to P. Henry - The Council address ile People, Patrick Henry escorted by Volunieers on his way to Congress-General Assembly meet ---General reflections Assembly meet The Governor addresses them in a specchi

- Issembly return an answer - The assembly request iit- , formation with respect to the expenditure on the Indian expedition-Partial compliance of the Governor-Asseinbly appoint a committee to inspect the magazine--lun. more's conduct thereup 1, Assembly resent Dunmori's rudleness - The Council make v communication to the house of Burgesses— The House receive a message fronz the Governor on the subject of the gun-porocerkrsne lulion to address the Governor-l'ommittee appointed. Resolution 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 0. pen act of hostility committed in Virginia, but also because 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 proma'ion of clamation, by command, as he said, of the King, require 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 authority issued, had no other effect than to convince the colonists of their governor's hostility. 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 (iun- the 2011, Capt. Collins with a body of men belonging to Powiler

the Magdalen armed schooner, by the command of fron the mizine,

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 belonging to the colony

When the morning appeared and this discovery was made. the Common Ilall assembled and presented an address to the Governor.

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

* Ve have adopted what we deem the most correct authority ; for even ersons who were on the spot, have varied in their relations of the time when the transaction couk place;

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