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4 To Murray bend the humble knee. John Murray, earl of Dun-more, was governor of Virginia from 1770 till 1775. In the month of April, 1775, he removed the royal stores and ammunition at Wil­liamsburg, Virginia, on board some armed vessels, and afterwards abandoned his office and went into active service for the king. His depredations and cruelties, in the southern colonies, have become matters of history. Dunmore sailed for England in 1776, and never returned to America. He was shortly afterwards appointed governor of Bermuda, but did not remain there long, on account of his un­popularity. He died in England in 1809.

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