The General Assembly of Virginia, which sat between July 30 and August 4, 1619, was the first legislative assembly to organize in America. The assembly was made up of a governor, six councilors and twenty burgesses who were charged with making regulations and laws for the colony in agreement with the Virginia Company in England. The members of the assembly were landholders who were responsible for one of ten settlements in the region. The Virginia Assembly of 1619 included Sir George Yeardley, governor, and the following burgesses: Captain William Powell, Ensign William Spense, Samuel Sharpe, Samuel Jordan, Thomas Dowse, John Polentine, Captain William Tucker, William Capp, Thomas Davis, Robert Stacy, Captain Thomas Graves, Walter Shelley, John Boys, John Jackson, Mr. Pawlett, Mr. Gourgaing, Ensign Roffingham, Mr. Johnson, Captain Christopher Lawne, Ensign Washer, Captain Warde, and Lieutenant Gibbes. John Pory was the speaker for the assembly and he documented the transactions that took place.