Virginia Resolves involved seven resolutions, with five being initially adopted. The first included that inhabitants of the area could maintain their liberties, privileges, franchises, and immunities. The second states may also continue to possess liberties granted within the Realm of England. Third, taxation that would be established would affect those that have created them to avoid unfair taxation. Fourth, the resolution establishes the sovereignty of the individuals in Virginia.
The fifth, which was initially adopted but later revoked, stated that only the General Assembly of this Colony had the right to establish taxes. The last two resolutions were too radical and never adopted. The first stated that citizens would not have to abide by any taxation law not provided by the General Assembly of this Colony. The second claimed that any individuals saying that other entities besides the General Assembly of this Colony had control over taxation would be considered enemies of the colony.