Proceedings of a meeting of Burgesses, 1774 May 30.
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30th May 1774 At a meeting of 25 of the late Representatives legally assembled by the moderator, it was agreed That Letters be made to all our Sister Colonies, acknowledging the Receipt of the Letters and Resolves from Boston & informing them, that before the same came to hand, the Virginia Assembly had been unexpectedly dissolved, and most of the Members returned to their respective Counties. That it is the opinion of all the late House of Burgesses who could be convened on the present Occasion, that the Colony of Virginia will concur with the other Colonies in such Measures as shall be judged most effectual for the preservation of the Common Rights & Liberty of British America; that they are of opinion particularly that an association against Importations will probably be entered into, as soon as the late Representatives can be collected, and perhaps against Exportations also after a certain Time. But that this must not be considered as an Engagement on the part of this Colony, which it would be presumptious in us to enter into, and that we are sending Dispatches to call together the late Represen- tatives to meet at Williamsburg on the first Day of August next to conclude finally on these important Questions. Peyton Randolph, Moderator Ro. C. Nicholas Edmd Sandleton Will. Harwood [illegible] Richd Adams Thom Whiting Henry Lee Lemuel Biddick Tho. Jefferson Mann Page Junr. Chars. Carter Senr. Js. Mercer R Wormeley Carter Geo. Washington