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A complete and authentic issue of “The Weekly Magazine or Edinburgh Amusement” Thursday, March 23, 1775, 32pp., disbound,1” square paper loss on back page else, VG. From Williamsburg Virginia, Dec. 22, follows the complete Gower Resolution as it became known. Runs, 1-1/2 columns, in part, ... “Having now concluded the campaign, by the assistance of Providence, with honor and advantage to the colony and ourselves, it only remains that we should give our country the strongest assurance that we are ready, at all times, to the utmost of our power, to maintain and defend her just rights and privileges. ... "Resolved, That we will bear the most faithful allegiance to His Majesty, King George the Third, whilst His Majesty delights to reign over a brave and free people; that we will, at the expense of life, and everything dear and valuable, exert ourselves in support of his crown, and the dignity of the British Empire. But as the love of liberty, and attachment to the real interests and just rights of America outweigh every other consideration, we resolve that we will exert every power within us for the defense of American liberty, and for the support of her just rights and privileges ...” The Fort Gower Resolution; During the absence of Virginia Governor Dunmore's army in the Indian country, couriers had arrived from the east with the news that the first Continental Congress had assembled in Philadelphia, September 5, 1774, and had agreed upon a declaration of rights. This evidently was joyous news to these sons of Virginia, for immediately on its receipt, November 5, 1774, six and one-half months before the Mecklenberg event, officers of the army had a meeting. Most of the soldiers agreed with the action of Continental Congress. The men recorded their sentiments in a document known as the Fort Gower Resolutions, officially recorded on November 5, 1774. The Virginians wrote the Fort Gower Resolutions for a number of reasons. Chief among them was England's policy on the Ohio Country. Many people living east of the Appalachian Mountains looked at the Ohio Country as a place to start a new life in a new land.
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