Making History: Transcribe is made possible in part by federal funding provided through the Library Services and Technology Act program administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Petition of inhabitants of Princess Anne County, 1771 May 3.

  • http://ingest.virginiamemory.com/ingest/CP/14_0284_1640.jpg




    Completed
  • http://ingest.virginiamemory.com/ingest/CP/14_0284_1640a.jpg




    Completed

Abstract

Contains a petition of inhabitants of Princess Anne County to William Nelson, President of the Council, asking that no patent may be granted to any person or persons for the point of land called Cape Henry bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the east & the Chesapeake Bay on the north. The petitioners cite the importance of this land as a common fishery as the reason for their remonstrance.