General Court, Capitol

Dublin Core

Title

General Court, Capitol

Subject

Capitol (Williamsburg, Va.)
Block 08. Building 11.
Historic buildings - Virginia - Williamsburg
Public buildings - Virginia - Williamsburg

Description

Interior view of the General Court Room in the Capitol, 1935. "The General Court, the highest court in the colony, convened in April and October to hear both civil and criminal cases. The governor and the twelve members of the Council served as the justices of the General Court. After 1710, the Court of Oyer and Terminer (meaning 'to hear and decide'), presided over by the councillors alone, heard criminal cases at sessions in June and December."

(Source: Michael Olmert and Suzanne Coffman, Official Guide to Colonial Williamsburg [Williamsburg, VA: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 2007], 69).

Creator

Lincoln, F.S.

Date

1935

Date Created

1935

Rights

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Format

jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

LC325P16

Rights Holder

Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Gelatin or collodian printing out paper with platinum toning, mounted on board

Physical Dimensions

8x10 inches

Citation

Lincoln, F.S., “General Court, Capitol,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed October 16, 2021, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/130.