The Virginia Gazette

Today in the 1770s: November 19

WILLIAMSBURG, November 19, 1777.
In the House of Delegates, November 19, 1777. Resolved, that John Banister, Esq; be appointed a delegate to represent this state in General Congress, in the room of Mann Page, jun. Esq; he having been chosen for that purpose by joint ballot of both Houses. JOHN TAZEWELL, c.h.d.

Virginia Gazette (Purdie) November 21, 1777

About this entry:

John Banister was a burgess from Dinwiddie County from 1765-77. He was also a member of the conventions of 1775 and 1776 and a delegate to the Continental Congress 1777-79. He was a framer and signer of the Articles of Confederation and served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the cavalry under General Robert Lawson. John Tazewell, as Clerk of the House of Delegates, was responsible for publishing resolutions of interest to the general public. Tazewell, a lawyer in Williamsburg, is probably best-known as the purchaser of Attorney General John Randolph's house when Randolph moved his family to England in opposition to the revolutionary cause. The house known as Tazewell Hall occupied the site of the present Williamsburg Lodge.

Sources: WAR, CWRR

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