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At a Convention of Delegates for the Counties and Corporations in the Colony of Virginia, at the Town of Richmond, in the County of Henrico, on Monday, the 17th of July, 1775. Present:

FOR THE CITY OF WILLIAMSBURGH: The Hon˙ Peyton Randolph, Esq.

ALBEMARLE: John Walker and Charles Lewis, Esqs.

AMELIA: John Tabb and John Winn, Esquires.

AMHERST: William Cabell, Jun˙, and Joseph Cabell, Esqs.

AUGUSTA: Samuel McDowell, Thomas Lewis, John Harvie, and George Rootes, Esquires.

BEDFORD: John Talbot and Charles Lynch, Esqs.

BOTETOURT: John Bowyer, Esq.

BRUNSWICK: Frederick Maclin and Henry Tazewell, Esquires.

BUCKINGHAM: John Nicholas and Robert Boiling, Esqs.

BERKELEY: Robert Rutherford and Adam Stephen, Esqs.

CAROLINE: James Taylor and William Woodford, Esqs.

CHARLES CITY: William Acrill and Benjamin Harrison, Jun˙, Esquires.

CHARLOTTE: Paul Carrington and Isaac Read, Esqs.

CHESTERFIELD: Archibald Cary and Benjamin Watkins, Esquires.

CULPEPPER: Henry Field, Jun˙, Esq.

CUMBERLAND: William Fleming and John Mayo, Esqs.

DINWIDDIE: John Bannister and John Ruffin, Esqs.

DUNMORE: Jonathan Clarke, Esq.

ELIZABETH CITY: Henry King and Worlich Westwood, Esquires.

ESSEX: Meriwether Smith, Esq.


FAIRFAX: Charles Broadwater and George Mason, Esqs.

FAUQUIER: Thomas Marshall and James Scott, Esqs.

FREDERICK: Isaac Zane, Esquire, and Charles M˙ Thruston, Clerk.

FINCASTLE: William Christian and Stephen Trigg, Esqs.

GLOUCESTER: Lewis Burwell, Esq.

GOOCHLAND: John Woodson and Thomas Mann Randolph, Esquires.

HALIFAX: Micajah Watkins, Esq.

HAMPSHIRE: James Mercer, Esq.

HANOVER: John Syme and Garland Anderson, Esqs.

HENRICO: Richard Adams and Richard Randolph, Esqs.

JAMES CITY: Robert C˙ Nicholas and William Norvell, Esquires.

ISLE OF WIGHT: John S˙ Wills and Josiah Parker, Esqs.

KING GEORGE: Joseph Jones and William Fitzhugh, Esqs.

KING AND QUEEN: George Brooke and George Lyne, Esqs.

KING WILLIAM: Carter Braxton and William Aylett, Esqs.

LANCASTER: James Selden and Charles Carter, Esqs.

LOUDOUN: Francis Peyton and Josiah Chapman, Esqs.

LOUISA: Thomas Johnson and Thomas Walker, Esqs.

LUNENBURGH: David Garland and Thomas Tabb, Esqs.

MIDDLESEX: James Montague, Esq.

MECKLENBURGH: Robert Burton and Bennett Goode, Esqs.

NANSEMOND: Andrew Meade and James Murdaugh, Esqs.

NEW-KENT: Burwell Bassett and Bartholomew Dandridge, Esquires.

NORFOLK COUNTY: Thomas Newton and James Holt, Esqs.

NORTHUMBERLAND: Peter Presley Thornton and Rodham Kenner, Esquires.

ORANGE: Thomas Barbour, Esq.


PRINCE EDWARD: Robert Lawson and William Bibb, Esqs.

PRINCE GEORGE: Richard Bland and Peter Poythress, Esquires.

PRINCESS ANNE: William Robinson, Esq.

PRINCE WILLIAM: Henry Lee and Thomas Blackburn, Esquires.

RICHMOND: Robert Wormeley Carter, Esq.

SOUTHAMPTON: Edwin Gray, Esq.

SPOTTSYLVANIA: George Stubblefield and Mann Page, Jun˙, Esquires.

STAFFORD: Charles Carter and Thomas Ludwell Lee, Esquires.

SURRY: Allen Cocke and Nicholas Faulcon, Esqs.

SUSSEX: David Mason and Henry Gee, Esquires.

WARWICK: William Langhorne, Esq.

WESTMORELAND: Richard Lee and John A˙ Washington, Esquires.

YORK: Dudley Digges and Thomas Nelson, Esqs.

JAMESTOWN: Champion Travis, Esq.

NORFOLK BOROUGH: Joseph Hutchings, Esq.

The Hon˙ Peyton Randolph, Esq˙, was unanimously elected President of this Convention, and Mr˙ John Tazewell, Clerk.

Resolved, That this Convention will observe, in their debates and proceedings, the same Rules and Orders as are established in the House of Burgesses of this Colony.

Resolved, That the Rev˙ Miles Selden be appointed Chaplain to this Convention, and that he be desired to read Prayers every morning at eight o' clock; and also to preach a Sermon on Thursday next, being the day recommended by the General Congress to be kept as a solemn Fast.

Adjourned till to-morrow morning, nine o' clock.