Tag: House of Burgesses

You voted it here first

On this date in 1619 the House of Burgesses convened for the first time in Jamestown, Virginia. The Virginia General Assembly continues that legacy today as the “oldest continuous law-making body in the New World.” In case you’re counting, that’s a full two years before the “first” Thanksgiving in that other place. I digress. Let’s talk about writing. …

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On this day in Jamestown: July 30, 1619

The House of Burgesses convenes for the first time.