Delegates to the Second Virginia Convention

Who got to come? How? Why? Who called the convention? Who was allowed in? They were HOB, but disbanded. Why RVA? What happened? Who were they?

 
 
Speaker of the House of Burgesses

Speaker of the House of Burgesses

Peyton Randloph, President of the convention

Peyton Randloph was one of the most famous men in the colonies. Some have called him the first TRUE president of the United States as he presided over the First Continental Congress in Philadelphia in 1774, the first gathering of all British colonies to address tensions against the King.

 
Revolutionary, celebrated orator.

Revolutionary, celebrated orator.

RIchard Henry Lee | Westmoreland County

The most famous and powerful Virginian of his time. President of blah. He first proposed breaking with England in a Declaration in May 1776, prior to Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence. Lee was thought to be too hot, too passionate, to make a “reasonable” legal argument against the King.

 
Persuasive and judicial leader of the moderates.

Persuasive and judicial leader of the moderates.

Edmund Pendleton | Caroline COunty

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benjamin harrison | charles city county

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thomas nelson, Jr. | York County

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