Sunday, February 2, 2014

A Humble Petition 1776 (Part 4)

The petition from 1776 (Part 3) continues...

"Virginia, we conceive, can claim this country with the greatest justice and propriety, its within the Limits of their Charter, They Fought and bled for it.  And had it not been for the memorable Battle at the Great Kanaway, these vast Regions had yet continued inaccessable. Nor can we conceive how it is practicable for those men who stile themselves Absolute proprietors, to settle this Country at so great a Distance from all the Colonies and in a Neighborhood of some Enemy Indians."

The battle at the "Great Kanaway" was at the junction of the Kanawha and the Ohio known as "Point Pleasant".  Many of those signing this petition fought in this battle.  [See previous post of Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 titled: "Point Pleasant 1774".]

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