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Beverley Randolph
Beverley Randolph (1754 – February 7, 1797) was an American politician from Virginia. From 1788 to 1791, he served as the eighth Governor of Virginia.Contents1 Biography 2 Ancestry 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksBiography[edit] Randolph was one of four children born to Peter Randolph, son of William Randolph
William Randolph
II, and Lucille (Bolling) Randolph, at Turkey Island, a plantation in Henrico County in the Colony of Virginia.[1][2] One of Randolph's siblings was Ann Bolling Randolph Fitzhugh, wife of William Fitzhugh.[2] Randolph was educated at The College of William and Mary
The College of William and Mary
and married Martha Cocke in 1775. He served in the militia during the American Revolutionary War, was a member of the Virginia
Virginia
Assembly and was a member of the Virginia
Virginia
House of Delegates from 1777 to 1780
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Philadelphia
Philadelphia
Philadelphia
(/ˌfɪləˈdɛlfiə/) is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
and the sixth-most populous city in the United States, with an estimated population of 1,567,872[7] and more than 6 million in the seventh-largest metropolitan statistical area, as of 2016[update].[5] Philadelphia
Philadelphia
is the economic and cultural anchor of the Delaware
Delaware
Valley, located along the lower Delaware
Delaware
and Schuylkill Rivers, within the Northeast megalopolis
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United States Constitution
House of RepresentativesSpeaker Paul Ryan
Paul Ryan
(R)Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R)Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi
Nancy Pelosi
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Philadelphia Convention Of 1787
The Constitutional Convention[1]:31 (also known as the Philadelphia Convention,[1]:31 the Federal Convention,[1]:31 or the Grand Convention at Philadelphia[2][3]) took place from May 25 to September 17, 1787, in the old Pennsylvania State House (later known as Independence Hall because of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence there eleven years before) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Although the Convention was intended to revise the league of states and first system of government under the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, (which were first proposed in 1776, adopted by the Second Continental Congress in 1778 and only finally unanimously ratified by the Original Thirteen States by 1781), the intention from the outset of many of its proponents, chief among them James Madison of Virginia and Alexander Hamilton of New York, was to create a new government rather than fix the existing one
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George Wythe
George Wythe
George Wythe
(/wɪθ/; 1726 – June 8, 1806) was the first American law professor, a noted classics scholar, and a Virginia
Virginia
judge. The first of the seven Virginia
Virginia
signatories of the United States Declaration of Independence, Wythe served as one of Virginia's representatives to the Continental Congress and the Philadelphia Convention.[1] Wythe taught and was a mentor to Thomas Jefferson, John Marshall, Henry Clay
Henry Clay
and other men who became American leaders. Born into a wealthy Virginia
Virginia
planter family, Wythe established a legal career in Williamsburg, Virginia
Williamsburg, Virginia
after studying under his uncle. He became a member of the House of Burgesses
House of Burgesses
in 1754 and helped oversee defense expenditures during the French and Indian War
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Virginia House Of Delegates
Coordinates: 37°32′19″N 77°26′00″W / 37.53865°N 77.43331°W / 37.53865; -77.43331 Virginia
Virginia
House of Delegates Virginia
Virginia
General Assembly


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Virginia Assembly
The Virginia
Virginia
General Assembly is the legislative body of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the oldest continuous law-making body in the New World, established on July 30, 1619. The General Assembly is a bicameral body consisting of a lower house, the Virginia
Virginia
House of Delegates, with 100 members, and an upper house, the Senate of Virginia, with 40 members. Combined together, the General Assembly consists of 140 elected representatives from an equal number of constituent districts across the commonwealth. The House of Delegates is presided over by the Speaker of the House, while the Senate is presided over by the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia. The House and Senate each elect a clerk and sergeant-at-arms. The Senate of Virginia's clerk is known as the "Clerk of the Senate" (instead of as the "Secretary of the Senate", the title used by the U.S
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American Revolutionary War
Allied victory:Peace of Paris British recognition of American independence End of the First British Empire British retention of Canada
Canada
and GibraltarTerritorial changesGreat Britain cedes to the United States
United States
the area east of the Mississippi River
Mississippi River
and south of the Great Lakes
Great Lakes
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William Fitzhugh
William Fitzhugh
William Fitzhugh
(August 24, 1741 – June 6, 1809) was an American planter and statesman who served as a delegate to the Continental Congress
Continental Congress
for Virginia
Virginia
in 1779.[1]Contents1 Life 2 Political career 3 Family 4 References 5 External linksLife[edit]Chatham Manor, 120 Chatham Lane, Fredericksburg, originally built by William Fitzhugh, 1768-1771, restored, with changes, by Oliver H. Clark for Daniel Bradford Devore, from 1920. Landscape: Ellen Biddle Shipman, from 1922. David Hanlon, gardener.Fitzhugh and his wife, Ann Bolling Randolph Fitzhugh (1747–1805), built Chatham Manor on property across the Rappahannock River
Rappahannock River
from Fredericksburg, Virginia, completing it in 1771 after 3 years of construction
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John Bolling
Major John Bolling (January 27, 1676 – April 20, 1729) was a colonist, farmer, and politician in the Virginia
Virginia
Colony.Contents1 Early life and marriage 2 Later life and death 3 Legacy 4 Ancestry 5 References 6 External linksEarly life and marriage[edit] John Bolling was the son of Colonel Robert Bolling
Robert Bolling
and Jane (née Rolfe) Bolling. His maternal grandfather was Chief Powhatan's grandson, Thomas Rolfe. John Bolling was born at Kippax Plantation, in Charles City County, a site which is now within the corporate limits of the City of Hopewell. He made his home at the Bolling family plantation "Cobbs" just west of Point of Rocks on the north shore of the Appomattox River
Appomattox River
downstream from present-day Petersburg, Virginia
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American Politician
House of RepresentativesSpeaker Paul Ryan
Paul Ryan
(R) Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R)Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi
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The College Of William And Mary
The College of William & Mary in Virginia
Virginia
(also known as William & Mary, or W&M) is a public research university located in Williamsburg, Virginia, United States. Royally founded in 1693 by letters patent issued by King William III and Queen Mary II, it is the second-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, after Harvard
Harvard
University. William and Mary is the oldest college in the Commonwealth of Virginia
Virginia
and the oldest institution of higher education in the American South
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Alma Mater
Alma mater
Alma mater
(Latin: alma "nourishing/kind", mater "mother"; pl. [rarely used] almae matres) is an allegorical Latin
Latin
phrase for a university or college. In English, this is largely a U.S. usage referring to a school or university from which an individual has graduated or to a song or hymn associated with a school.[1] The phrase is variously translated as "nourishing mother", "nursing mother", or "fostering mother", suggesting that a school provides intellectual nourishment to its students.[2] Fine arts will often depict educational institutions using a robed woman as a visual metaphor. Before its current usage, Alma mater
Alma mater
was an honorific title for various Latin
Latin
mother goddesses, especially Ceres or Cybele,[3] and later in Catholicism for the Virgin Mary
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Farmville, Virginia
Farmville is a town in Prince Edward and Cumberland counties in the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Virginia. The population was 8,216 at the 2010 census.[3] It is the county seat of Prince Edward County.[4] The Appomattox River
Appomattox River
traverses Farmville, along with the High Bridge Trail State Park, a more than 30-mile-long (48 km) rail trail park. At the intersection of US 15, VA 45 and US 460, Farmville is the home of Longwood University
Longwood University
and is the town nearest to Hampden–Sydney College.Contents1 History1.1 Upper Appomattox Canal Navigation System 1.2 Local Coal 1.3 Southside Railroad 1.4 Piedmont Mine 1.5 Civil War 1.6 Clay Brick
Brick
Kiln 1.7 Rail Transport1.7.1 Coal to Ship over Rails1.8 Farmville Lithia Springs 1.9 Davis v
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United States
Coordinates: 40°N 100°W / 40°N 100°W / 40; -100This article may be too long to read and navigate comfortably. Please consider splitting content into sub-articles, condensing it, or adding subheadings
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Virginia
Virginia
Virginia
(/vərˈdʒɪniə/ ( listen); officially the Commonwealth of Virginia) is a state in the Southeastern[6] and Mid-Atlantic[7] regions of the United States
United States
located between the Atlantic Coast and the Appalachian Mountains. Virginia
Virginia
is nicknamed the "Old Dominion" due to its status as the first English colonial possession established in mainland North America,[8] and "Mother of Presidents" because eight U.S. presidents were born there, more than any other state. The geography and climate of the Commonwealth are shaped by the Blue Ridge Mountains
Blue Ridge Mountains
and the Chesapeake Bay, which provide habitat for much of its flora and fauna. The capital of the Commonwealth is Richmond; Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach
is the most populous city, and Fairfax County is the most populous political subdivision
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