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Saturday, August 02, 2014

First legislative assembly in America — History.com This Day in History — 7/30/1619

First legislative assembly in America — History.com This Day in History — 7/30/1619:

"In Jamestown, Virginia, the first elected legislative assembly in the New World--the House of Burgesses--convenes in the choir of the town's church.

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-legislative-assembly-in-america?et_cid=63980934&et_rid=704749232&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.history.com%2fthis-day-in-history%2ffirst-legislative-assembly-in-america

 Earlier that year, the London Company, which had established the Jamestown settlement 12 years before, directed Virginia Governor Sir George Yeardley to summon a "General Assembly" elected by the settlers, with every free adult male voting. Twenty-two representatives from the 11 Jamestown boroughs were chosen, and Master John Pory was appointed the assembly's speaker. On July 30, the House of Burgesses (an English word for "citizens") convened for the first time"

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-legislative-assembly-in-america?et_cid=63980934&et_rid=704749232&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.history.com%2fthis-day-in-history%2ffirst-legislative-assembly-in-america

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