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Stafford County Legislative Petitions 1776-1781

Source: “Stafford County Legislative Petitions 1776-1781,” Virginia Genealogist 23[1979].

[page 62-63]

1779, May 24 – The last Assembly passed an Act to alter the boundaries of King George and Stafford counties.

In August at a Court held by only nine justices out of upwards of thirty, namely Baily Washington, Charles Carter, John James, William Garrard, John Pollard, Harris Hooe, Robert Brent, Thomas Montjoy and James Garrard, Gent., it was proposed that the fixing of the Court House be postponed until the center of the County was found.  This lost by one vote.  It was then proposed that the decision be postponed until the next Court.  This also was passed in the negative by one vote.  Then an order was made to fix the Court House on the land and within 100 yards of Col. William Garrard’s house.  They ask action to secure the Court House at the center of the county and ask that, since taxes are high, no new Court House be erected until better times.

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