Today, February 27, 2022, is the 256th anniversary of the signing of the 1766 Leedstown Resolutions at Bray's Church in Leedstown, Virginia, in then King George County.
Exactly what happened on February 27, 1766, at Leedstown, Virginia? Local tradition says that signer William Chilton stated, the Leedstown Resolutions were written and signed at the Old Church [Bray's Church].
Patriots traveled by foot, horse, carriage, and ferry to Brays Church in Leedstown, Virginia; 115 patriots from King George, Westmoreland, Richmond County, Northumberland, Lancaster, Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Essex, Caroline, Fauquier, and Prince William.
The signers were determined without regard to danger or death to prevent the execution of the 1765 Stamp Act in any instance whatsoever within the Colony.
The original Leedstown Resolutions manuscript is believed to be in Richard Henry Lee's handwriting and is preserved by the Virginia Museum of History & Culture.
In honor and remembrance of the 115 patriots who signed 1766 Leedstown Resolutions, we hope you will enjoy the video posted below.
1766 Leedstown Resolutions - The Calm Before the Storm - YouTube
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