May 16 - Second Virginia Convention March 29 1775 Named...

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May 16, 1773 ∙Dabney Carr dies, leaving six children to the Jefferson family  May 30, 1773 ∙John Wayles dies, leaving Jefferson considerable debts, lands, and  slaves  October 1773 ∙Jefferson appointed surveyor of Albermarle County  April 3, 1774 ∙Second daughter Jane Randolph Jefferson born at Monticello  May 26, 1774 ∙Earl of Dunmore dissolves House of Burgesses again after further  rumblings of protest against colonial rule  June 1, 1774 ∙Day of fasting proclaimed throughout Virginia in protest over the terms of  the Boston Port Act  July 26, 1774∙Jefferson drafts Albermarle Resolutions, specifying format for First Virginia  Convention  August 1774∙Jefferson publishes  A Summary View of the Rights of British America March 23, 1775 ∙ Patrick Henry delivers "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" speech at 
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Unformatted text preview: Second Virginia Convention March 29 1775 Named alternate to Second Continental Congress April 19, 1775 Revolutionary War begins with Battles of Lexington and Concord June 8, 1775 Earl of Dunmore flees Virginia, throwing British rule there into question June 11, 1775 Jefferson leaves Willamsburg for Philadelphia to attend Second Continental Congress June 21, 1775 Attends first session of Second Continental Congress June 26, 1775 Contributes to adopted resolution "An Address on the Causes of Taking Up Arms" August 1775 Congress adjourns; Jefferson returns to Virginia to attend convention there August 23, 1775King George III declares colonies to be in open rebellion against Great Britain...
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