The Virginia Gazette

Today in the 1770s: September 22

WILLIAMSBURG, September 22, 1775.
On Wednesday last col. HENRY arrived here, to make choice of a proper spot for an encampment, and to give directions for laying out the ground. The forces will begin to assemble in a very short time, and the rendezvous, we hear, will be close by this city.

Virginia Gazette (Purdie) September 22, 1775
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Colonel Patrick Henry of the First Virginia Regiment established a camp behind the College of William and Mary. Early recruitment was successful and by the end of October 2000 fighting men had enlisted.

Sources: Selby, p61

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