Interpreters portray enslaved men and women discussing a reproduction copy of Dunmore's Proclamation in the Peyton Randolph kitchen. In November 1775 Virginia's royal governor, John Murray, 4th earl of Dunmore proclaimed Virginia to be in rebellion and placed the population under martial law. He also offered freedom to enslaved men and bonded servants who fought for the King.
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
David M. Doody
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