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Richard Bland

Richard Bland is seated at the bottom left

Richard Bland was an American statesman, farmer, member of the Virginia House of Burgesses, delegate to the Continental Congress,[1] a cousin of Thomas Jefferson,[2] and was acknowledged as Virginia's expert on the rights of Englishmen.[3]

Bland is well known for his pamphlet An Inquiry Into the Rights of the British Colonies.


  1. Journals of the Continental Congress, Volume 2
  2. Thomas Jefferson: An Intimate History
  3. The Unknown American Revolution: The Unruly Birth of Democracy and the Struggle to Create America

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