1779.013: Circular Letter from War Office, August 17, 1779.

Published: 1779

Full Title: War Office (Williamsburg) August 17, 1779. Sir, It is a matter of no small moment to the salvation of this country, that the act passed last session Assembly, for providing a defence for this commonwealth, be carried into effect with all possible expedition. ... The legislature have pointed out the most effectual mode to attain this happy end, … We hope therefore to be speedily informed of the progress which has been made in your county,… we shall send out officers to collect the men, and march them to their desired stations.

Author: Virginia. War Office.

Place Issued: Williamsburg

Issuing Press: Clarkson & Davis

Description: 1 sheet ([1] p.); (broadside).


Concerns implementation of "An act for raising a body of volunteers for the defence of the commonwealth," reprinted in Hening's Statutes (X: 18-21) as Chap. IV of Acts of May 1779. Sheet lacks printer credit;; typography consistent with that issued by the press of Alexander Purdie; his death in April 1779 left his office in the hands of his nephews & successors, John Clarkson and Augustine Davis, so the attribution here.

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