Virginia Ordinance

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    Did the Virginia Ordinances take place in Virginia? One line says “here in England.”
    Also, do these ordinances tell us that parliament could de-legitimize Virginia as a mostly self-governing body? That’s how I read the quote provided by Dr. McClanahan.

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    The Ordinances were written in London and transmitted to the colony. The last qualifier gave the London company the right to invalidate colonial law but at the same time the company could not write law for Virginia. Dr. Gutzman may have more to add on this, but that is the general tone of the Ordinances.

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    thank you!

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