Monday, October 4, 2010

highland Pistols in PW county Virginia

1759 Journals of the House of Burgesses

Tues March 20, 1759
Petition of sundry Justices of the County of Prince William, setting forth, that they lately imported for the Use of the Militia of their Country (besides 100 Guns) 100 Pair of Highland Pistols, which they judged would be very serviceable in Action, though they were not required by the Law then subsisting, describing the particular Sort of Arms the Militia was to be provided with, of which Law they were then not acquainted, as the same had never been published amonst them, and praying the the said Pistols may be received in the pubblic Magazine, ans such other Relief be granted as shall be thought resonable.