1781.019: Circular Letter on Military Affairs.

Published: 1781

Full Title: In council, March 26, 1781. Sir, I enclose you by express, three acts of the last session of assembly for ascertaining the number of militia in the state; exempting artificers employed at iron works from militia duty, and remedying the inconveniences arising from the interruption of the draught, and the procuring clothes, provisions, and waggons for the army ...

Author: Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826), governor.

Place Issued: Richmond

Issuing Press: Dixon & Nicolson

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 22 cm. by 17 cm. (broadside).


Signed at end in manuscript: "Th. Jefferson." Sheet lacks printer credit; after the government of Virginia relocated to Richmond in 1780, it depended on the press of John Dixon and Thomas Nicolson until April 1781. John Dunlap and James Hayes were appointed as Virginia's public printers in November 1780, but several war-time incidents kept them from printing in Richmond until December 1781; Dunlap & Hayes conducted some public business in Charlottesville during the government's western exile in the summer of 1781. o the new firm of Thomas Nicolson and William Prentis was engaged to cover their work until late 1781.

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