PRIMARY DOCUMENT

“An act declaring all the acts, orders and proceedings of a grand assembly held att James Citty, in the month of June, 1676, voyd, null and repealed” (1677)

ORIGINAL IMAGES
Hening's Statutes at LargeHening's Statutes at Large
SUMMARY

The following law, “An act declaring all the acts, orders and proceedings of a grand assembly held att James Citty, in the month of June, 1676, voyd, null and repealed,” passed by the General Assembly in its February 1677 session, voids all laws passed during the previous session, which had been held during the tumult of Bacon’s Rebellion (1676–1677).

FULL TEXT

— page 380 —
Hening's Statutes at Large

WHEREAS Nathaniell Bacon the younger, in the month of June, 1676, whilest the governour, councell and burgesses were mett, and convened together, at a grand assembly to consult the greate concerne of the country, did enter James Citty in a rebellious manner with a considerable number of armed men, to the number of six hundred or thereabouts, environing and beseigeing the governour and councell and burgesses, and offering force and violence to them, and every of them, threatening them with sudden death if they would not grant his unreasonable, unlawfull, rebellious and treasonable demands, and by his threats and offered violence did obteine to himselfe whatsoever he soe

— page 381 —
Hening's Statutes at Large

unlawfully demanded. And whereas the kings most excellent majestie by his gratious proclamation, and the right honourable the governour by his proclamation published hath long since declared all the proceedings of the said assembly to be voyd in law; Bee it therefore enacted by this present grand assembly and the authority thereof, and it is hereby enacted, that all acts, orders and proceedings of the said grand assembly be repealed and made null and voyd.

MAP
TIMELINE
February 1677
The General Assembly passes a law, titled "An act declaring all the acts, orders and proceedings of a grand assembly held att James Citty, in the month of June, 1676, voyd, null and repealed," undoing the work of the session that met during Bacon's Rebellion.
CITE THIS ENTRY
APA Citation:
General Assembly. “An act declaring all the acts, orders and proceedings of a grand assembly held att James Citty, in the month of June, 1676, voyd, null and repealed” (1677). (2020, December 07). In Encyclopedia Virginia. https://encyclopediavirginia.org/entries/an-act-declaring-all-the-acts-orders-and-proceedings-of-a-grand-assembly-held-att-james-citty-in-the-month-of-june-1676-voyd-null-and-repealed-1677.
MLA Citation:
General Assembly. "“An act declaring all the acts, orders and proceedings of a grand assembly held att James Citty, in the month of June, 1676, voyd, null and repealed” (1677)" Encyclopedia Virginia. Virginia Humanities, (07 Dec. 2020). Web. 02 Mar. 2021
Feedback
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Sponsors  |  View all