1789.021: Petition of Kentucky Inhabitants concerning Supreme Court Sessions.

Published: 1789

Full Title: To the honorable the General Assembly of Virginia, the petition of a number of inhabitants of the district of Kentucky, humbly sheweth ... a very great expence ... attends the sitting of the Supreme Court at only one place in this district ...

Author: Inhabitants of Kentucky.

Place Issued: Uncertain

Issuing Press: Uncertain

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; (broadside).


Petition to the General Assembly from the District of Kentucky, then still a part of Virginia, requesting additional sessions of the Supreme Court at Lexington and Baird’s Town. Sheet lacks printer credit; only surviving copy in the state archives at the Library of Virginia is dated in manuscript November 13, 1789 on verso and carries forty six signatures. Item was probably printed in Lexington, as a press was established there in 1787 by John Bradford of Philadelphia; however, such an attribution lacks the evidence to support that prospect.

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