25 March 1775

GW attended the Second Va. Convention in Richmond and dined with tavern owner Gabriel Galts and his family once again. He also visited Anne Harrison Randolph, widow of William Randolph. GW wrote to his brother, John Augustine Washington, hoping to meet up with him soon. He praised his brother for training an independent company, concluding that “it is my full intention to devote my Life & Fortune in the cause we are engagd in, if need be.”

The convention accepted a report recommending that each county form volunteer infantry and horse troops. In addition to the defense committee, GW was appointed to the committee to report on manufactures. GW was selected as one of the seven delegates for the Second Continental Congress, receiving 106 of the 108 votes cast.

James Balfour, of the law firm Balfour & Balfour, wrote updating GW on the shipping and paying for his flour.


25 March 1775