The Road to Revolution in Essex County 1765-1774 by Wright H. Andrews, Jr.
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The Road to Revolution in Essex County highlights how our county's forefathers were actively engaged in Virginia's patriotic mainstream as the colonies moved forward on the lengthy, winding road to political revolution, war and ultimately, independence and adoption of our U.S. Constitution.

 

The booklet (44 pages) includes descriptions of the interrelationships of The Stamp Act, The Ritchie Affair, The Leedstown Resolutions, Growing British & Colonial Responses, Including Essex County's July 9, 1774 Resolutions Before Virginia's 1774 Revolutionary Convention.  It also includes original text of the Massachusetts Circular Letter of February 11, 1768, Virginia Resolutions of May 16, 1769, Virginia Nonimportation Association of May 18, 1769, Virginia Nonimportation Association of June 22, 1770, Virginia Burgesses' Resolution of May 24, 1774 Designating June 1, 1774 as a Day of Fasting, Humiliation and Prayer,  Association of Members of the Late House of Burgesses, May 27, 1774, Letter From Peyton Randolph and Others to Members of the Late House of Burgesses, May 31, 1774, Westmoreland County June 22, 1774 Resolutions, The Association of the First Virginia Convention, August 1-6, 1774, Letter From Essex County to John Hancock, and Letter From Samuel Adams to Representatives of Essex County, Virginia.

 

Written by Wright H Andrews, Jr is a retired lawyer, Life Member and Board Director of the Essex County Museum and Historical Society, President of the Rappahannock Chapter of the Virginia Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.

 

Published by Essex County Museum & Historical Society, Inc., July 2018.

 

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Road to Revolution in Essex County 1765-1774

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