1781.031: Proclamation on Paroles.

Published: 1781

Full Title: By his excellency Thomas Jefferson, Esq., governor of the commonwealth of Virginia: A proclamation …

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

Place Issued: Charlottesville

Issuing Press: Dunlap & Hayes

Description: Unrecorded


Issued before Jefferson's resignation as governor on June 3, 1781, apparently in an attempt to void paroles granted captured Virginia militia officers by British forces. No copy now known; Swem recorded title from printed form in state archives, now lost. 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; they conducted some public business in Charlottesville during the government's western exile in the summer of 1781; this is one of those imprints.

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