Order of the Procession on the Great Day

The provisional articles of a treaty of peace were signed at Paris, November 30, 1782, and in pursuance of a declaration of the continental congress, April 11, 1783, Governor Benjamin Harrison issued his proclamation for the cessation of hostilities within the State. He communicated his proclamation to the mayor of Williamsburg, and on May 1, […]

A Great Conflagration Is Apprehended

April 3d.—Another clear and bright morning. It was a quiet night, with its million of stars. And yet how few could sleep, in anticipation of the entrance of the enemy! But no enemy came until 9 a.m., when some 500 were posted at the Capitol Square. They had been waited upon previously by the City […]

You Are Dissolved Accordingly

Et appropinquans ait: Numquid perdes justum cum impio? Et dixit: Non delebo propter decem. Genesis xviii. 23, 32. TUESDAY, THE 24TH OF MAY, 14 GEO. III. 1774. THIS House being deeply impressed with Apprehension of the great Dangers to be derived to British America, from the hostile Invasion of the City of Boston, in our Sister Colony of […]

Crown and Commonwealth

Queen Elizabeth, Philip Welcomed in Virginia Gun Salute, 10–Hour Tour Greet British Royal Couple By John Kinnier Times–Dispatch News Bureau WILLIAMSBURG, Oct. 16—Virginians welcomed Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip Wednesday with a booming 21–gun salute and a crowded 10–hour schedule of history, hospitality and occasionally clamorous acclamation. The royal visit to Jamestown and Williamsburg, […]

The Applause Fairly Rent the Sky

Effect of the News at Richmond. So soon as the news of the surrender of Fort Sumter reached Richmond a procession of citizens was formed, which marched up Main street, headed by Smith’s Armory Band, and bearing the flag of the Southern Confederacy. The procession had swelled to about three thousand persons, by the time […]