1779.018: Session Laws (October 1779).
Full Title: Acts passed at a general assembly, begun and held at the capitol, in the city of Williamsburg, on Monday, the fourth day of October, 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: 48 pgs.; 27 cm. x 20 cm. (fol.).
Assembly met from October 4 to December 24, 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; that division of labor continued in the October 1779 session; meanwhile the Council of State began 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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