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    In Council , June 16, 1779. The Board proceeded to the consideration of the letters of Colonel Clarke, and other papers relating to Henry Hamilton, Esq; who has acted some years past as Lieutenant Governour of the settlement at and about Detroit, and commandant of the British garrison there, under Sir Guy Carleton as Governour in Chief; Philip Dejean, Justice of the Peace for Detroit, and...
    The official manuscript “Journal of the Council of State of Virginia,” from which the earlier samples of the minutes of this body were taken for reproduction in the present volume, is missing for this session. The minutes given below reproduce those entered in rough form by the secretary of the council in the “Council Minute Book.” present Jno Page Esqr. Lieut Govr D Digges D Jameson Jas...
    Present His Excellency; Dudley Digges James Madison & Thomas Walker Benjamin Waller Esquires The General Assembly having passed a Resolution empowering the Governor with the Advice of Council, to raise a Regiment of Voluntiers to consist of Six hundred Men rank & file, with proper officers to command them, for the particular purpose of guarding the British Prisoners which are now, or may...
    present His Excellency; John Page Nathaniel Harrison Dudley Digges David Jameson Thomas Walker James Madison & Joseph Prentis Esquires. The Governor having communicated to the Board a Letter, which he had received from Colonel Muter, giving an Account that a British Ship of War (the Swift) in chace of the Rattlesnake privateer, run aground near Cape Henry, & that the Crew to the number of 91...
    present His Excellency; Dudley Digges David Jameson Thomas Walker James Madison Nathaniel Harrison Bolling Stark & Joseph Prentis Esquires Walter Batwell esquire a British Subject & formerly an Officer in the British Service having been for some years in this State and hitherto been unable to remove himself & family to Britain & having set forth his Distressed Situation to this Board & praying...
    present His Excellency; John Page David Jameson Dudley Digges James Madison Thomas Walker And Nathaniel Harrison Bolling Stark Esquires. The Board taking into consideration the perilous Situation of the People of Monongalia County, Advised the Governor that orders be given to convey 130 Rifles belonging to the public at Fredericksburg, to that County addressed to the Care of the County...
    present His Excellency Dudley Digges David Jameson & Nathaniel Harrison James Madison jun. Esquires It being represented to the Board that Doubts have arisen concerning the extent of the privilege granted to the Officers and Soldiers raised in this State of being supplied with Goods from the public Stores at the reduced prices—They do advise the Governor to direct the Commissary of Stores in...
    present John Page Esquire Lieutenant Governor; Dudley Digges Nathaniel Harrison & Thomas Walker James Madison jr Esquires It appearing from satisfactory Information respecting the Case of Toby a negro man Slave belonging to Benjamin Wilkins, now under Sentence of Death by the Court of Prince George County for Burglary that the said Toby is a proper object of Mercy the Board do advise the...
    present His Excellency; John Page Nathaniel Harrison Dudley Digges David Jameson & Thomas Walker James Madison jr Esquires The Board being informed that the Barracks at York Town were lately burnt by some unknown accident & it being absolutely necessary that the same should be rebuilt as speedily as possible they do advise the Governor to empower & direct Mr James Taylor to purchase Timber &...
    present His Excellency; John Page James Madison & David Jameson Bolling Stark Esquires The Governor laid before the Board a Letter from Colonel Muter informing him that Phillips the noted Traitor has again made an Insurection in Princess Anne County at the head of fifty men; Whereupon they do Advise his Excellency to order one hundred men from the Militia of Nansemond to act in Conjunction...