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    1776 Virginia Committee of Safety Military Appointment. One page, 13" x 8", Williamsburg, Virginia, March 4, 1776, appointing Josiah Swearingen "Captain of the Militia of the County of Berkeley." The appointment is signed by the following members of the Committee of Safety: Edward Pendleton, John Page, Thomas Ludwell Lee, Paul Carrington, William Cabell, and James Mercer. The third Virginia convention met in the summer of 1775 and established the safety committee, along with defensive military units. The appointment is backed by linen and tipped into a mat for an overall size of 16" x 11". Some loss of paper occurs along folds, which have been repaired without a loss of text. Dampstaining.

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    April, 2014
    3rd Thursday
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