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Anon : Charter of Virginia Assembly

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     Reader/Listener/Group: John Pory      


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