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George Washington Election of 1758

July 27 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This will be the second year that the French and Indian War Foundation will be re-enacting George Washington’s first successful election to the Virginia House of Burgesses! Come join us and cast your vote!

Local celebrates will be in 18th century attire and cask conditioned ale will be offered by the Virginia Beer Museum at the original election location.

This is exactly where George Washington won his first elective office for the House of Burgesses of Virginia, under King George II who ruled Great Britain, Ireland, and Brunswick-Lüneburg (Hanover) and as elector in the Holy Roman Empire.

Colonel George Washington……………….310
Colonel Thomas Bryan Martin ………………………240
Hugh West…………………199
Thomas Swearingen………45

Total vote ………………..794

The two incumbents, Hugh West and Thomas Swearingen lost.

For more information, visit www.fiwf.org.

Details

Date:
July 27
Time:
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1009226032607728/

Venue

Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum
20 N. Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 US
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Website:
http://www.civilwarmuseum.org

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