Wythe & Archibald Cary to Virginia Delegates, 23 May 1777
George Wythe as Speaker of the House of Delegates and Archibald Cary as Speaker of the Senate write to the Virginia Delegates informing them that George Mason, Benjamin Harrison, Joseph Jones, Francis Lightfoot Lee, and John Harvie are to be appointed Delegates to represent Virginia in Congress for one year starting on August 11th, 1777. The Senate and the House of Delegates jointly voted for the Delegates.
In General Assembly the 23d. of May 1777
Resolved that George Mason Esquire be appointed a Delegate to represent this State in General Congress in the room of Thomas Nelson Esquire; & that Benjamin Harrison, George Mason, Joseph Jones, Francis Lightfoot Lee and John Harvie Esquires, be appointed Delegates to represent this State in the said Congress for one Year from the eleventh day of August next, they having been respectively chosen for that purpose by joint Ballot of both Houses.
Speaker of the Senate
G. Wythe, speaker of
the house of delegates