A Guide to the Revisal of the Laws of Virginia, 1706 Laws of Virginia, Revisal MS 1930.5

A Guide to the Revisal of the Laws of Virginia, 1706

A Collection in the
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation`s
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
Manuscript Number MS 1930.5


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Repository
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Manuscript Number
MS 1930.6
Title
Revisal of the Laws of Virginia 1706
Physical Characteristics
Bound volume.
Creator
Virginia. General Assembly.
Language
English
Abstract
Laws of Virginia as revised in 1706

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Revisal of the Laws of Virginia, Manuscript #1930.5, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 1930


Historical Information

The Virginia General Assembly is the legislative body of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Its existence dates from the establishment of the House of Burgesses at Jamestown in 1619. It became the General Assembly in 1776 with the ratification of the Virginia Constitution.

Scope and Content

Manuscript copy of acts passed at a General Assembly at the Capitol in Williamsburg, Virginia, 23 October 1705-June 1706 in an attempt begun in 1699 to revise the laws then in force. Acts concern ports and towns, the Capitol and Williamsburg, titles to town lands, tobacco and size and tare (weight) of tobacco hogsheads, ships sailing in contempt of embargoes, marriage and slavery. Incomplete and imperfect.

Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

  • Capitol (Williamsburg, Va.)
  • Subjects:

  • Buildings - Virginia - Williamsburg.
  • Embargo.
  • Harbors - Law and legistlation - Virginia.
  • Law reform - Virginia
  • Marriage - Virginia.
  • Slavery - Virginia .
  • Tobacco - Virginia .
  • Geographical Names:

  • Virginia - Capital and capitol.
  • Williamsburg (Va.) - Buildings, structures, etc.

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Virginia - Capital and capitol.
  • Williamsburg (Va.) - Buildings, structures, etc.