only, but of Marshall and of Story (see Story's Commentaries, i. 28, without the slightest effort to convene a colonial assembly), I deem it necessary to state, that many of the statutes of Virginia under Harvey still exist, and that, though many others are lost, the first volume of Hening's Statutes at Large proves, beyond a question, that assemblies were convened, at least, as often as follows:—
1630, March,Hening, i.147—153.
Considering how imperfect are the early records, it is surprising that so considerable a list can be established.
The instructions to Sir William Berkeley do not first order assemblies; but speak of them as