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Thomas Jefferson appointed a Deputy to the General Congress


Resolved, That the Delegates from the several Counties in this Colony, as also from the City of Williamsburgh, and Borough of Norfolk, do without delay apply to their respective Counties and Corporations for Fifteen Pounds, current money, and transmit the same, so soon as collected, to Robert Carter Nicholas, Esquire, for the use of the Deputies sent from this Colony to the General Congress.

On a motion made,

Resolved, That Thomas Jefferson, Esquire, be appointed a Deputy to represent this Colony in General Congress, in the room of the Honourable Peyton Randolph, Esquire, in case of the non-attendance of the said Peyton Randolph, Esquire.

Resolved, That the said Deputies, or any four of them, be a sufficient number to represent this Colony in General Congress.

Resolved, That the thanks of this Convention be presented to the Rev˙ Mr˙ Selden, for performing Divine Service, and for his seasonable and excellent Sermon yesterday.

Resolved, That the thanks of this Convention are justly due to the Town of Richmond and the neighbourhood, for their polite reception and entertainment of the Delegates.

Mr˙ Alexander Purdie having offered to print the proceedings of this Convention, for the use of the Members thereof, it is ordered, that the Clerk deliver him a copy of the said proceedings for that purpose.

Resolve , That this Convention doth consider the delegation of its members as now at the end; and that it be recommended to the People of this Colony to choose Delegates to represent them in Convention for one year, as soon as they conveniently can.


JOHN TAZEWELL, Clerk of the Convention.