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}}This text reflects the proceedings of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia_Conventions Third Virginia Convention], which convened at St. John's Church in Richmond on July 17, 1775 after [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Murray,_4th_Earl_of_Dunmore Lord Dunmore], Governor of the Virginia colony fled the capital. The Convention ended August 26, 1775. Delegates elected [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peyton_Randolph Peyton Randolph], President, and John Tazewell, Clerk.<ref>Jacob Neff Brenaman, ''A History of Virginia Conventions'' (Richmond, VA: J.L. Hill Printing Co., 1902), 21.</ref> Prior to the Third Convention, Governor Dunmore ordered the removal of Virginia’s gunpowder stores to a warship, threatened to free Virginia’s slaves, and warned that he would burn Williamsburg. Violence loomed, and Dunmore took shelter on the ''Fowey'', another warship, on June 8, 1775.<ref>"[http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/VAGuide/history.html WPA Guide to Virginia: Virginia History]" in ''Virginia: A Guide to the Old Dominion'' (Richmond: Virginia State Library and Archives, in cooperation with the Virginia Center for the Book, 1992), accessed November 7, 2013.</ref><br />
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}}This text records the proceedings of the [[wikipedia:Virginia Conventions|Third Virginia Convention]], which convened at St. John's Church in Richmond on July 17, 1775 after [[wikipedia:John Murray, 4th Earl of Dunmore|Lord Dunmore]], Governor of the Virginia colony fled the capital. The Convention ended August 26, 1775. Delegates elected [[wikipedia:Peyton Randolph|Peyton Randolph]], President, and John Tazewell, Clerk.<ref>Jacob Neff Brenaman, ''A History of Virginia Conventions'' (Richmond, VA: J.L. Hill Printing Co., 1902), 21.</ref> Prior to the Third Convention, Governor Dunmore ordered the removal of Virginia's gunpowder stores to a warship, threatened to free Virginia's slaves, and warned that he would burn Williamsburg. Violence loomed, and Dunmore took shelter on the ''Fowey'', another warship, on June 8, 1775.<ref>"[http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/VAGuide/history.html WPA Guide to Virginia: Virginia History]" in ''Virginia: A Guide to the Old Dominion'' (Richmond: Virginia State Library and Archives, in cooperation with the Virginia Center for the Book, 1992), accessed November 7, 2013.</ref>
After [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Henry Patrick Henry]’s impassioned [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Give_me_Liberty,_or_give_me_Death!“Give me Liberty, or give me Death!] speech at the Second Virginia Convention in March 1775, the attendees at the Third Convention were more fully convinced of the impending threats against Virginia and the budding nation. This Convention established a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Committee_of_Safety_%28American_Revolution%29 Committee of Safety], to which [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmund_Pendleton Edmund Pendleton] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Mason George Mason] were elected, so the colonists would be prepared to defend themselves. It provided for volunteer regimens in each Virginia county and a fixed system to maintain the militia, arms, and ammunition. Notably, the Convention also appointed Patrick Henry colonel and elected [[Thomas Jefferson]] and [[George Wythe]] as representatives to the General Convention for one year.<ref>Brenaman, ''A History of Virginia Conventions'', 21-26.</ref>
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[[File:ProceedingsOfTheConventionOfDelegates1775Inscription.jpg|left|thumb|350px|<center>''G. Wythe'' signature, title page.</center>]]
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After [[wikipedia:Patrick Henry|Patrick Henry's]] impassioned "[[wikipedia:Give me liberty, or give me death!|Give me Liberty, or give me Death!]]" speech at the Second Virginia Convention in March 1775, the attendees at the Third Convention were more fully convinced of the impending threats against Virginia and the budding nation. This Convention established a [[wikipedia:Committee of Safety (American Revolution)|Committee of Safety]], to which [[Edmund Pendleton]] and [[wikipedia:George Mason|George Mason]] were elected, so the colonists would be prepared to defend themselves. It provided for volunteer regimens in each Virginia county and a fixed system to maintain the militia, arms, and ammunition. Notably, the Convention also appointed Patrick Henry colonel and elected [[Thomas Jefferson]] and [[George Wythe]] as representatives to the General Convention for one year.<ref>Brenaman, ''A History of Virginia Conventions,'' 21-26.</ref>  
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[[File:ProceedingsOfTheConventionOfDelegates1775Inscription.jpg|left|thumb|350px|<center>Inscription: ''Mr. Wythe'' [?], title page.</center>]]
 
==Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library==
 
==Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library==
Wythe definitely owned this title&mdash;a copy owned by the Earl Gregg Swem Library at the College of William & Mary is inscribed "G. Wythe" on the title page. Two of the [[George Wythe Collection|Wythe Collection]] sources (Brown's Bibliography<ref>Bennie Brown, "The Library of George Wythe of Williamsburg and Richmond," (unpublished manuscript, May, 2012) Microsoft Word file. Earlier edition available at: https://digitalarchive.wm.edu/handle/10288/13433.</ref> and [http://www.librarything.com/profile/GeorgeWythe George Wythe's Library]<ref>''LibraryThing'', s.v. "[http://www.librarything.com/profile/GeorgeWythe Member: George Wythe]," accessed on June 28, 2013.</ref> on LibraryThing) include this title. The Wolf Law Library arranged a permanent loan from the Swem Library of George Wythe's personal copy.
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Wythe definitely owned this title&mdash;a copy owned by the Earl Gregg Swem Library at the College of William &amp; Mary is inscribed "M<sup>r</sup> Wythe" on the title page. Two of the [[George Wythe Collection|Wythe Collection]] sources (Brown's Bibliography<ref>Bennie Brown, "The Library of George Wythe of Williamsburg and Richmond," (unpublished manuscript, May, 2012) Microsoft Word file. Earlier edition available at: https://digitalarchive.wm.edu/handle/10288/13433.</ref> and [http://www.librarything.com/profile/GeorgeWythe George Wythe's Library]<ref>''LibraryThing'', s.v. "[http://www.librarything.com/profile/GeorgeWythe Member: George Wythe]," accessed on June 28, 2013.</ref> on LibraryThing) include this title. The Wolf Law Library arranged a permanent loan from the Swem Library of George Wythe's personal copy.
  
 
==Description of the Wolf Law Library's copy==
 
==Description of the Wolf Law Library's copy==
Rebound with cloth spine and paper boards. Housed in a blue archival box. Title page inscribed "G. Wythe." Includes a few manuscript corrections and markings by Wythe.
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Rebound with cloth spine and paper boards. Housed in a blue archival box. The title page is inscribed "Mr. Wythe"(?), but not in Wythe's hand. Manuscript notes in Wythe's handwriting, however, appear on page 4 (inserting "<sub>^</sub> and Henry Pendleton"), and on page 24 (exchanging "said ordinance" for "<s>state of the colony</s>"), with brackets and marginalia on a few other pages (possibly not Wythe's).
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Images of the library's copy of this book are [https://www.flickr.com/photos/wolflawlibrary/sets/72157657051487403 available on Flickr.] View the record for this book in [https://wm.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/01COWM_INST/g9pr7p/alma991003160419703196 William & Mary's online catalog.]
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==See also==
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*[[George Wythe Room]]
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View this book in [https://catalog.swem.wm.edu/law/Record/32980 William & Mary's online catalog.]
 
 
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Latest revision as of 12:53, 12 October 2021

The Proceedings of the Convention of Delegates
VirginiaProceedingsOfConvention1775.jpg

Title page from The Proceedings of the Convention of Delegates, George Wythe Collection, Wolf Law Library, College of William & Mary.

Author Third Virginia Convention
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Published Williamsburg: Printed by Alexander Purdie
Date 1775
Edition First
Language English
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Pages 59
Desc. 4to (23 cm.)
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This text records the proceedings of the Third Virginia Convention, which convened at St. John's Church in Richmond on July 17, 1775 after Lord Dunmore, Governor of the Virginia colony fled the capital. The Convention ended August 26, 1775. Delegates elected Peyton Randolph, President, and John Tazewell, Clerk.[1] Prior to the Third Convention, Governor Dunmore ordered the removal of Virginia's gunpowder stores to a warship, threatened to free Virginia's slaves, and warned that he would burn Williamsburg. Violence loomed, and Dunmore took shelter on the Fowey, another warship, on June 8, 1775.[2]

After Patrick Henry's impassioned "Give me Liberty, or give me Death!" speech at the Second Virginia Convention in March 1775, the attendees at the Third Convention were more fully convinced of the impending threats against Virginia and the budding nation. This Convention established a Committee of Safety, to which Edmund Pendleton and George Mason were elected, so the colonists would be prepared to defend themselves. It provided for volunteer regimens in each Virginia county and a fixed system to maintain the militia, arms, and ammunition. Notably, the Convention also appointed Patrick Henry colonel and elected Thomas Jefferson and George Wythe as representatives to the General Convention for one year.[3]

Inscription: Mr. Wythe [?], title page.

Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library

Wythe definitely owned this title—a copy owned by the Earl Gregg Swem Library at the College of William & Mary is inscribed "Mr Wythe" on the title page. Two of the Wythe Collection sources (Brown's Bibliography[4] and George Wythe's Library[5] on LibraryThing) include this title. The Wolf Law Library arranged a permanent loan from the Swem Library of George Wythe's personal copy.

Description of the Wolf Law Library's copy

Rebound with cloth spine and paper boards. Housed in a blue archival box. The title page is inscribed "Mr. Wythe"(?), but not in Wythe's hand. Manuscript notes in Wythe's handwriting, however, appear on page 4 (inserting "^ and Henry Pendleton"), and on page 24 (exchanging "said ordinance" for "state of the colony"), with brackets and marginalia on a few other pages (possibly not Wythe's).

Images of the library's copy of this book are available on Flickr. View the record for this book in William & Mary's online catalog.

Full text

See also

References

  1. Jacob Neff Brenaman, A History of Virginia Conventions (Richmond, VA: J.L. Hill Printing Co., 1902), 21.
  2. "WPA Guide to Virginia: Virginia History" in Virginia: A Guide to the Old Dominion (Richmond: Virginia State Library and Archives, in cooperation with the Virginia Center for the Book, 1992), accessed November 7, 2013.
  3. Brenaman, A History of Virginia Conventions, 21-26.
  4. Bennie Brown, "The Library of George Wythe of Williamsburg and Richmond," (unpublished manuscript, May, 2012) Microsoft Word file. Earlier edition available at: https://digitalarchive.wm.edu/handle/10288/13433.
  5. LibraryThing, s.v. "Member: George Wythe," accessed on June 28, 2013.