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Record 4452

Reading Experience:

At meeting of new representative assembly for colony of Virginia in 1619, 'The man appointed speaker, John Pory, a veteran of the House of Commons, began the meeting by reading aloud "the great charter or commission of privileges" that sanctioned the convening of the assembly.'
Century: 1600-1699
Date: Between 1 Jan 1619 and 31 Dec 1619
Country: America (Virginia)
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:John Pory
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: America (Virginia)
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Members of Virginia Assembly
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Anon
Title: Charter of Virginia Assembly
Genre: Politics, Law, Reference / General works
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 4452  
Source - Print  
  Author: David D. Hall
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Cultures of Print: Essays in the History of the Book
  Place of Publication: Amherst
  Date of Publication: 1996
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 104
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: David D. Hall, Cultures of Print: Essays in the History of the Book (Amherst, 1996), p. 104,, accessed: 19 June 2019

Additional comments:



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