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corps. As these orders were given without a knowledge of the victory, Col. Lewis was proceeding to the destruction of the Shawanese villages, when he was informed that the governor had made peace.

The state of exasperation on the part of the colonies and the stubborn determination of the ministry made it manifest that there must soon be some overt act of hostility: this act was first committed in Virginia by its governor, who removed the gunpowder belonging to the colony from the magazine in Williamsburg to his Majesty's ship Magdalen, on the night of the 19th of April, 1775. This act threw the whole colony into a blaze, the people of Williamsburg demanded immediate restitution, and their demands were politely evaded. The citizens of Fredericksburg offered assistance to the town of Williamsburg, which was deemed in danger from the governor, and Patrick Henry marched at the head of a company of Hanover volunteers and forced the king's treasurer to make just compensation for the powder. The governor called a council which advised him to issue a proclamation callưng the people to their duty, which he accordingly did, but with an effect so little beneficial to himself, that feeling no longer safe he sent for marines to protect him in his palace, and Captain Montague threatened to fire upon York if the detachment was interrupted. This threat excited in a still greater degree the animosity of the people,

and bitter denunciations so alarmed the governor as to make him again have recourse to his council, which advised recourse to an assenibly to appease and alleviate the excited wrath of the citizens.

The meeting of this assembly at once proclaimed that all confidence between the governor and people was gone, many met in arms, they feared the solemn sanctity of their character would not be respected, and they depended for protection upon their individual prowess. It was a humiliating and exciting spectacle for the people. The governor was alarmed and fled by night to a British ship, and refused upon invitation of the Assembly to return to his palace, or to sign bills presented to him, of the utmost importance to the colony, and refused to perform this branch of his duty unless the assembly would come and hold their meetings under the guns of his ship. In this emergency the governor was declared to have abdicated, and the president of the council appointed to act in his place, and as it appeared that on his retreat he had liberated the Indian hostages without having ratified the treaty, commissioners were appointed to ratify in behalf of the colony. His Lördship after the termination of intercourse between himself and the Assembly, sailed down the river, attempting to enlist citizens against their country, and slaves against their masters. He never again resumed his power. From that moment to the present day the people of Virginia have governed themselves.

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GENERAL INDEX

OF PLACES AND SUBJECTS, ARRANGED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER.

A

B
Abbeville,
P. O. 233 Bacon Castle,

P. O. 286
ABINGDON,

P. 0.464 Back Creek Valley, P. O. 338
Aborigines of the Dis-

Baileysburg,

P. O. 286
476
trict of Columbia,

Balcony Falls,

P. O. 425
Abstract of school com-

Ballardsville,

P. O. 387

78
missioners reports,

Ballsville,

P. O. 264
AccoMAC
C. H. 111 Banister River,

37
Accomac county,

ib. Barboursville,

P. V. 254
Agriculture,

99 BARBOURSVILLE,

P. V. 333
ALBEMARLE county,
112 Banks,

104
Albemarle Sound,

36 Barnes' Mills,

P. O. 390
Aldie,
P. O. 210 Batesville,

P. O. 113
Alleghany Mountain,
30 Bath county,

319
ALEXANDRIA City, D. C. 477 Bath, or Berkley springs, P. O. 402
ALLEGHANY county,

308 Bath Iron Works, P. O. 425
Allen's Cave,

448 Battletown or Berrysville P. O. 338
AMELIA county,

126 Barksdale,

P. O. 184
AMELIA
C. H 127 Bays, harbors, rivers,

36
Amendments to the Fed.

swamps,

525
Con. proposed by Va.)

Beaverdam,

P. O. 181
AMHERST county,
128 BEDFORD county,

129
AMHERST
C. H. 129 Beeler's Station,

P. O. 405
Amissville,
P. O. 158 Bell Haven,

P. O. 111
Amsterdam
P. O. 328 Bell Isle,

P. O. 229
Annalostan or Mason's

Bellona Arsenal,

152
494
Island, D. C.

Bellona,

P. O. 195
Anthony's Creek, P. O. 352 Belleville,

P. O. 465
Appalachian system,

31 Belle Valley,

P. O. 425
Appomattox river,

36 Bennett's Store,

P. O. 185
Aquia,
P. O. 285 Bentleysville,

P. 0. ib.
Arnoldston,
P. V. 136 Berger's Store,

P. O. 260
Arnold's Old Place, P. O. 171 BERKLEY county,

325
Ararat,

P. O. 260 Berlington Mills, P. O. ib.
Archville,
P. O. 405 Bethany,

P. 0.330
AUGUSTA county,

309 Bethlehem * Roads, P. O. 279
Augusta Springs, P. O. 313 BEVERLY,

P. V. 423
Austinville,
P. O. 467'Bichley's Mills,

P. O. 439

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Big Creek,
Big Sandy River,
Big Spring,
Birch River,
Billsburg,
Blacksburg,
Blacksville,
Blacks & Whites,
Black Walnut,
Blackwell's Mills,
Black Water River,
Bloomsburg,
Bloomfield,
Blowing Cave or Pan-

P. O. 387 Burning Spring,

378
37 Burtonsville,

P. 0. 254
P. O. 348 Burk's Garden,

P. O. 461
P. O. 403 Burksville,

P. O. 268
P. O. 423
P. O. 401 CABELL county,

332
P. O. 390 Cabin Point,

P.O. 286
P. O. 252 Cackley's Store,

P. O. 418
P. O. 185 Calahan's

P. O. 308
P. O. 172 Calland's,

P. O. 260
37 Calloway's Mills, P. O. 177
P. O. 185 Calvin's Tavern, P. O. 153
P. O. 211 CAMPBELL County,

136
CAMPBELL

ther's Gap,
Blue Mountain,
Blue Stone,
Blue Ridge,
Blue Sulphur Springs,
Boon's Mills,
Booth's Ferry,
Botetourt Springs,
BOTETOURT county,
Boswellville,
BOWLING GREEN,
Bowers,
Bowman's Mills,
Boydton,
Bradleysburg,
Brandonville,
Brandywine,
BRENTSVILLE,
Bruington,
Bridgeport,
Brock's Gap,
BROOKE county,
Brooklyn,
Brookneal,
Brownsburg,
Brown's Cove,
BRUNSWICK county,
BUCKINGHAM
Buchapnon, see Pat->

tonsburg,
Buchannon,
Buckland,
Baffalo Forge,
Buffala Springs,
Bull Creek,
Burlington,
Bull Town,
Burgess' Store,

C. H.

137
432
Capeville,

P. O. 251
31 Carlton's Store,

P. 0. 201
P: 0.461 CAROLINE county,

142
32 Carter's Store,

P. O. 268
352 Cartersville,

P. V. 161
P. O. 177 Ca Ira,

P. 0. 160
P. O. 423 Cavesville,

P. O. 255
P. O. 328 Cedar Creek,

P. O. 450
327 Cedar Grove,

P. O. 425
P. O. 221 Centreton,

P. O. 185
P. V. 142 Centreville,

P. O.

168
P. O. 279 Centreville,

462
P. O. 433 Chalk Level,

P. O. 261
P. V. 233 Chambless' Store, P. O. 131
P. O. 221 Chancellorsville, P. O. 282
P. O. 420 Chapman's Mills, P. O. 348
204 CHARLOTTESVILLE,

P. T. 113
P. V. 273 CHARLES City county,

144
P. O. 201 CHARLES CITY

C. H. ib.
P. O. 362 CHARLOTTE county,

145
P. O. 433 CHARLESTOWN,

P. V. 367
330 Cheat River,

38
P. O. 185 Chesapeake Bay,

ib.
P. V. 136 Chesapeake Peninsula,

39
P. O. 425 Chesnut Grove,

P. O. 260
P. O. 113 Chesnut Hill,

P. O. 254
132 CHESTERFIELD county,

151
C. H. 134 Chickahominy river

38
Chilesburg,

P. O.143
328
Chowan river,

39
P. 0. 384 CHRISTIANSBURG, P. V. 401
P. O. 273 Christiansville,

P. O. 234
P. O. 425 Chuckatuck,

P: 0. 238
129 Churchville,

P. O. 236
P. 0. 465 City Point,

P. V. 270
P. 0. 357 Civil list of Virginia,

72
P. 0.385 Civil list of U. S.

509
P. O. 252 CLARKSBORG,

P. V. 363

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Clarkston's Store, P. O. 201 Davis' Mills,

P. 0. 131
Clifton,
P. O. 439. Davis' Tavern,

P. O. 287
Climate of D. of C.

474 Dawson,

P. 0. 240
of Virginia,
57 Deatonville,

P. 0. 127
Clinch river,

40 Deerfield,

P. 0. 313
Clintonsville,
P. O. 353 Declaration of Rights,

523
Clover Dale,
P. 0. 328 Dennes

P. O. 127
Coal River Marshes, P. O. 336 Deep Creek,

P. O. 246
Coal river,

40 District of COLUMBIA, 471
Coalsmouth,
P. O. 378 Diamond Grove,

P. O. 132
Coalsville,
P. O. 153 Diana Mills,

P. O. 134
Cold Harbor, election precint,

186 Dickinson's Store, P. O. 131
Cold Stream Mill, P. O. 357 Dillon's Run,

P. O. 358
Colleges,
80 DINWIDDIE county,

161
Collin's Settlement, P. 0. 385 DINWIDDIE

C. H. 162
Columbia,
P. O. 176 Dismal Swamp,

41
Columbian College, D. C. 503 Diugnidsville,

P. O. 134
Columbia Grove, P. O. 222 Dixville,

P. O. 195
Coman's Well,
P. O. 287 Doddsville,

P. O. 172
Commerce,

100 Double Bridge,

P. O. 222
Commerce of Alexandria, D. C. 478 Dover Mills,

P. O. 182
COMPETITION, P. V. 261 Drapers' Valley, P. O. 467
Concord,
P. O. 137 Dronsville,

P. 0. 168
Congressional Dis. of Va. 512 DRUMMOND's Town,

111
Conrad's Store,

P. O. 433 or ACCOMACK C.H.
Cooper's,
P. O. 178 Dumfries,

P. O. 274
Conowaugh,
P. O. 196 Dunnsville,

P. O. 167
County courts,

71 Dunkard Creek, P. O. 390
Covesville,
P. O. 114 Dunkirk,

P. O. 201
Covington,

P. V. 308 Dyer's OW Store, P. O. 114
Cow Pasture river,

41

E
Crab Run,
P. O. 417 Earleysville,

P. O. 114
Crafton,
P. O.. 261 Early Traditions,

468
Craig's Creek,

40 EASTVILLE,

P. V. 251
Craig's Creek,
P. O. 328 Edgefield,

P. O.

172
Cranberry Plains, P. O. 349 Education,
Criglarsville,
P. 0. 225 Edward's Ferry,

P. O. 211
Cross Keys,
P. O. 433 Electoral Districts,

513
Cuckooville,
P. O. 221 Election Laws,

515
CULPEPER County,

154 Eldridge's,

P. 0. 134
CUMBERLAND County,
159 Elizabeth river,

42
CUMBERLAND
C. H. 161 ELIZABETH City c'ty,

164
Cumberland mountain,

34 Elk Hill,

P. O. 127
Cyclopean Towers,

316 Elk Marsh,

P. O. 172
D
Elk River,

42
P. O. 221 Elk Run Church, P. O.
Dabney's Mill,

172
Dagger's Springs, P. O. 328 Enfield,

P. O. 204
Danielsville,

P. O.
282 Essex comty,

167
Davis' Store,
P. O. 131 ESTILLVILLE,

P. V. 441
Dan River,

41 EVANSHAM,

P. V. 467
DANVILLE,
P. O. 261 Evansville,

.P. O. 421
Darksville,
P. 0. 325 Everettsville,

P. O.

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