1785.010: Revisal of the Laws, 1783.

Published: 1785

Full Title: A collection of all such public acts of the General Assembly, and ordinances of the conventions of Virginia, passed since the year 1768, as are now in force; with a table of the principal matters. Published under inspection of the judges of the High Court of Chancery, by a resolution of General Assembly, the 16th day of June 1783.

Author: Virginia. General Assembly.

Place Issued: Richmond

Issuing Press: Nicolson & Prentis

Description: 236 pgs.; 32 cm. x 21 cm. (fol.)


First compilation of the laws in force since independence declared (see 1769.006). Originally contracted to Dixon & Holt, they subcontracted its printing to Nicolson & Prentis and binding to Brend & Currie. However, a January 1785 fire in the Nicolson & Prentis office destroyed the nearly completed project; Nicolson & Prentis were compelled to reprint the entire work independently, well below cost, before it was bound by Brend & Currie, hence the colophon credit. Nicolson & Prentis ended their partnership once the revisal was finished in May 1785.

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