1781.029: Proclamation of April 7, 1781.
Full Title: [Proclamation of Baron von Steuben on Impending Invasion]
Author: Steuben, Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin, Baron von (1730-94).
Place Issued: Richmond
Issuing Press: Dixon & Nicolson
No copy now known; 100 copies ordered printed by the Council of State; also published in the Dixon & Nicolson Gazette on April 7th' von Steuben was in command of Continental forces then in Virginia. 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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