The Virginia Convention of 1776 a discourse delivered before the Virginia Alpha of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, in the chapel of William and Mary College, in the city of Williamsburg, on the afternoon of July the 3rd, 1855. by Hugh Blair Grigsby

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Published by J.W. Randolph in Richmond .

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  • Virginia -- Politics and government -- 1775-1783,
  • Virginia -- Biography

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SeriesLibrary of American civilization -- LAC 10276.
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination206 p.
Number of Pages206
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13556507M
OCLC/WorldCa11567015

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