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Assembly of Virginia


Thursday, May 26. Between three and four o' clock, P˙ M˙, the Right Honourable the Earl of Dunmore, sent a message to the honourable the House of Burgesses, by the Clerk of the Council, requiring their immediate attendance in the Council Chamber; when his Excellency spoke to them as follows:

"MR˙ SPEAKER AND GENTLEMEN OF THE HOUSE OF BURGESSES: I have in my hand a paper published by order of your House, conceived in such terms as reflect highly upon his Majesty, and the Parliament of Great Britain, which makes it necessary for me to dissolve you, and you are dissolved accordingly."