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The Virginia Convention of 1788.1

An address delivered to the Virginia Society of the sons of the American Revolution, at the Westmoreland Club, February 22, 1908, Richmond, Va.,

By Josiah Staunton Moore.
The writer of this thoughtful paper, a retired merchant and capitalist, is now in the due enjoyment of the result of his enterprise and sagacity. He was born in Richmond, Virginia, June 18, 1843. His course of education was at the Jefferson Male Academy, which he left in April, 1861, to join the Confederate States Army, serving in Pickett's Division, Army of Northern Virginia. He was engaged in the battle of Bethel, the first, and Five Forks, the last pitched battle of the Civil War, and was captured at the last, and imprisoned at Point Lookout, until released, June 16, 1865.

He has proven himself constantly alive to the various interests and progress of his native city and State.

Among his representative connections, the following may be cited:

Past President of the Wholesale Grocers' Association of Richmond and Past Masters' Association of Masons of Virginia, President of the Masonic Home of Virginia; of the 15th Virginia Infantry Association; of the Board of Governors of the Prison Association of Virginia; Vice-President of the Virginia Society, Sons of the American Revolution; member of the Virginia Historical Society; of the Society for the Preservation

1 reference may be made to the finished and glowing address of the late Hon. Hugh Blair Grigsby, Ll. D., delivered before the Virginia Historical Society, of which he was the President, and which was published by the Society in 2 Vols. 8vo., 1890-1891, with a biographical sketch of Dr. Grigsby, and notes by R. A. Brock, then corresponding Secretary and Librarian of the Society, forming Vols. IX and X of ‘Virginia Historical Collections,’ New series.

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