nexorable families, Dunmore especially reported from the low country the family of the Lees and the whole family of Cary of Hampton, of whom even the sisters, married to a Fairfax and a Nicholas, cheered on their connections to unrelenting opposition.
Virginia rose with as much unanimity as Connecticut or Massachusetts, and with a more commanding resolution.
The purpose for which the convention was assembled, appears from the words of the county of Buckingham to Charles Patterson and John Cabell, its del-
Chap. LXIV.} 1776.
May. egates: We instruct you to cause a total and final separation from Great Britain to take place as soon as possible; and a constitution to be established, with a full representation, and free and frequent elections.
As America is the last country of the world which has contended for her liberty, so she may be the most free and happy; taking advantage of her situation and strength, and having the experience of all before to profit by. The supreme Being h