The Virginia Gazette

Today in the 1770s: May 30

WILLIAMSBURG, May 30, 1777.
Yesterday, by joint ballot of both Houses of Assembly, His Excellency PATRICK HENRY, esq; was unanimously re-elected governour of this commonwealth, as was EDMUND RANDOLPH, esq; to be attorney general. The following gentlemen were also chosen of the Hon. Council of this state, viz. JOHN PAGE, DUDLEY DIGGES, JOHN BLAIR, BARTHOLOMEW DANDRIDGE, THOMAS WALKER, NATHANIEL HARRISON, DAVID JAMESON, and THOMAS NELSON, jun. esquires. Mr. ADAM CRAIG was likewise appointed muster-master general to the forces of this state.

Virginia Gazette (Purdie) May 30, 1777

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The governor's term of office was one year. Patrick Henry was 40 years old when he became the first elected governor of Virginia in 1776. Edmund Randolph was the son of loyalist John Randolph. He was 23 when he became the first attorney general of Virginia in 1776.

Sources: ANB

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