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
VIEW FULL ISSUE
IN DIGITAL LIBRARY
About this entry:
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