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~~~ 1703 April 22, Edward Gouldman of Essex County, Virginia, a local justice and member of Virginia’s Grand Jury, cosigns a letter congratulating Queen Anne on some unspecified victory … Edward seems most happy that ‘his man’ in Williamsburg was not changed out as the Royal Governor. 1703, exact date unknown. This undated letter is document #7 (vii) in packet 981 (all from 1703) in a collection of correspondence to/from Virginians. The preceding letter (vi) addressed the same … Continue reading
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|↑1||1703, exact date unknown. This undated letter is document #7 (vii) in packet 981 (all from 1703) in a collection of correspondence to/from Virginians. The preceding letter (vi) addressed the same topic and came from the Clergy of Virginia to the Queen. A good assumption is that Williamsburg could have drafted both letters and send together to Queen Anne.
The letter which Edward Gouldman cosigned, along with some other familiar kindred names:
981. vii. Address from the Grand Jury of Virginia to the Queen. Congratulate H.M. signal victories, “by which as well as many other instances of your most sacred Majesty’s care, noble prudence, and extraordinary conduct, the glory and honour of the English Nation is raised to such a pitch that both delights and satisfyes of all your Majesty’s Loyall and dutifull subjects.” Particularly thank H.M. for her continuance for H.E. Col. Nicholson, “our present Governor, whose eminent zeal for the Church, constant loyalty to his Prince and indefatigable care and diligence in all things within his province for the advantage of your Majesty and to the satisfaction of all your Majesty’s loyall and dutifull subjects here is very conspicuous.” Signed, Ar. Allen, foreman, John Stanup, John Waller, Robt. Bolling, Mich. Meriwether, Wm. Buckner, Thomas Meriwether, Richd. Wyatt, William Smett, George Barkeroyde, James Hendow (?), Edwd. Gouldman, Robt. Gibson, Henry Cary, William Cary, Jno Thruston, Seth Wickins, Walt. Walters, Timothy Penhethman.
Source: British History Online Archives: https://www.british-history.ac.uk/cal-state-papers/colonial/america-west-indies/vol21/pp574-593