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Commissions of the Peace for Sussex County, Virginia, 1754-1771

Commissions of the Peace for Sussex County, Virginia, 1754-1771
Mss. Acc. 2014.134
0.15 Cubic Feet
Scope and Contents
Contains three Commissions of the Peace of Sussex County, Virginia signed by Robert Dinwiddie, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia and William Nelson, Governor of Virginia. The documents were signed under the reign of King George II and King George III of England and contain the names of several men selected to be Justices of the Peace. Two of the documents contains the original seal.
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Dinwiddie, Robert (1693-1770)
Nelson, William (1711-1772)
Legal documents
Sussex County (Va.)--History--18th century
Sussex County (Va.)--Justices of the Peace

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Administrative Information

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.
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Access Notes
The fragile nature of this material may limit handling.
Acquisition Note
 Source: Gift of Wade Hampton Goodwyn, III and Mary E. Simcox Goodwyn.
Acc. 2014.134 was received by Special Collections from the donor on 3/25/2014.
Preferred Citation
Commissions of the Peace for Sussex County, Virginia, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
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