Extracts from the
General Assembly of the
Commonwealth of Virginia,
24 February a. d.
2 March a. d.
House Joint Resolution No. 304
The 4th "WHEREAS"...
the 1606 Virginia Charter stated that the Virginia Company, which existed from 1606 to 1624
, promoted the spreading of Christianity overseas
by "accepting of their desires to the furtherance of so noble a work... in propagating of Christian religion"
The 8th "WHEREAS"...
the assembly that gathered in 1619 opened with a prayer
and an oath, the equivalent of a pledge of allegiance, and enacted the founding of America's first college campus to be along the James River at the 1611 Citie of Henricus
RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring
, that the General Assembly hereby commend the 400th Anniversary Celebration
of the 1606 First Virginia Charter, which may be thought of as the birth of American civilization
, and, be it
RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Chancellor Steven C. Smith and Henricus Colledge (1619)(R) as an expression of the General Assembly of Virginia's appreciation
for the importance of the 1606 First Virginia Charter.