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Williamsburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Old Capitol

 
 
The Old Capital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 8, 2012
1. The Old Capital Marker
Inscription. Here Patrick Henry first kindled the flames of revolution by his resolutions and speech against the Stamp Act May 29-30, 1765.

Here, March 12, 1773, Dabney Carr offered and the convention of Virginia unanimously adopted the resolutions to appoint a committee to correspond with similar committees in the other colonies: the first step taken towards the union of the states.

Here, May 15, 1776, the convention of Virginia through resolutions, drafted by Edmund Pendleton, offered by Thomas Nelson, Jr. advocated by Patrick Henry, unanimously called on congress to declare the colonies free and independent states.

Here, June 12, 1776, was adopted by the convention the immortal work of George Mason, The Declaration of Rights; and on June 29, 1776. The first written Constitution of a free and independent state ever framed.
 
Erected by Members of the House of Burgesses.
 
Location. 37° 16.294′ N, 76° 41.599′ W. Marker is in Williamsburg, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East Duke of Glouscester Street and Blair Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Located east of the Colonial Capitol Building. Marker is at or near this postal address: East Duke of Glouscester Street, Williamsburg VA 23185, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
The Old Capital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 8, 2012
2. The Old Capital Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Capitol (a few steps from this marker); The Secretary's Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Charlton's Coffeehouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Public Gaol (about 300 feet away); Presbyterian Meetinghouse (about 500 feet away); Pasteur & Galt Apothecary Shop (about 500 feet away); The Raleigh Tavern (about 700 feet away); Wetherburn's Tavern (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Williamsburg.
 
Categories. Colonial EraPoliticsWar, US Revolutionary
 
The Old Capital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 8, 2012
3. The Old Capital Marker
The Old Capital image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 8, 2012
4. The Old Capital
The Old Capital image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 8, 2012
5. The Old Capital
The Old Capital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 8, 2012
6. The Old Capital Marker
The backside of the marker
The back of the Old Capital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 8, 2012
7. The back of the Old Capital Marker
The top reads: Members of the House of Burgesses who Raleigh them May 18, 1769 and May 27, 1774 and August 1774, entered into associations against the importation of purchase of British manufactures. Peyton Randolph, Speaker & Robert Carter Nicholas, Treasurer the rest is various names.
 
 
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