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Revolution Journal of the House of Delegates of Virginia [with] At a General Assembly...

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02882 Author/Creator: Revolution Place Written: Williamsburg, VA Type: Book Date: 1776 Pagination: 201 p. 32 x 21 cm

Summary of Content: Owned by John Edmondson, presented to William R. Vanter by M.A. Miller. The second item documents the first session of the state House after independence. Both items printed by Alexander Purdie. Journal of session dominated by Thomas Jefferson in which major steps were taken in the areas of legal reform, land reform, and the disestablishment of religion. Acts of assembly including those relieving dissenters from supporting the established church.

People: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: ReligionRevolutionary WarGovernment and CivicsPresidentLawLand Transaction

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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