1779.007: Session Laws (May 1779).

Published: 1779

Full Title: Acts passed at a General Assembly, begun and held at the capitol, in the city of Williamsburg, on Monday the third day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy nine.

Author: Virginia. General Assembly.

Place Issued: Williamsburg

Issuing Press: Dixon & Nicolson

Description: 58 pgs.; 27 cm. x 20.5 cm. (fol.).


Assembly met from May 3 to June 26, 1779. Alexander Purdie died in early April 1779, leaving much of his work for the public incomplete; the General Assembly of May 1779 decided to divide that session's printing between the two Williamsburg printing offices then in operation: that of Purdie's nephews & successors, John Clarkson and Augustine Davis, and that of John Dixon and Thomas Nicolson; the Council of State would also begin a search for a replacement for Purdie in Philadelphia who they hoped would start work in Richmond when the government moved there the following spring.

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