he money to the public treasury and returned home.
In November, 1775, Lord Dunmore proceeded in the war-ship Fowey to Norfolk, where he proclaimed freedom to all slaves who should join the royal standard, which he had unfurled, and take up arms against the rebels.
He declared martial law throughout Virginia, and made Norfolk the rendezvous for a British fleet.
He sent marauding parties on the shores of the Elizabeth and James rivers to distress the Whig inhabitants.
Being repelled with stia were rapidly gathering for the defence of the inhabitants, when Dunmore, becoming alarmed, constructed batteries at Norfolk, armed the Tories and negroes, and fortified a passage over the Elizabeth River, known as the Great Bridge, a point wherlitiamen to march to attack him. Being repulsed in a battle there (Dec. 9, 1775), Dunmore abandoned his intrenchments at Norfolk and repaired to his ships, when, menaced by famine —for the people would not furnish supplies—and annoyed by shots from