Virginia Grand Assembly 1-6-1639

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6th January, 1639–Sr Francis Wyatt, Gov.

[From a M.S. belonging to Thomas Jefferson, President of the United States, which was purchased by him from the executor of Richard Bland, dec’d.]

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. . . ACT X.

   ALL persons except negroes to be provided with arms and amunition or be fined at pleasure of the Governor and Council.

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Holden Att James Cittye The 17th Of February, 1644-45.

[From a MS. belonging to Edmund Randolph, Esq. which was once the property of his grandfather Sir John Randolph, who was formerly Clerk of the House of Burgesses and afterwards Speaker. See V.L. edit. 1769, acts of 1734, 1736, pa. 102, 114.] . . .

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. . . ACT XIX.

   BE it enacted by this present Grand Assembly, That the act the last Assembly excepting servants, armes, amunition, and corn for present subsistance from the rigor of exec’n. be still in full force and power and so to continue till the twentieth of October next.

[The Statutes at Large; Being a Collection of All the Laws of Virginia, From The First Session Of The Legislature, In The Year 1619. Published Pursuant To An Act Of The General Assembly Of Virginia, Passed On The Fifth Day Of February, One Thousand Eight Hundred And Eight. Volume I. By William Waller Hening. Richmond: Printed By And For Samuel Pleasants, Junior, Printer To The Commonwealth. 1809.]


The Right of the People to Keep and Bear Arms shall NOT be infringed.

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