1790.039: A Plain Planter begs leave to ask his Fellow Citizens a Few Questions.

Published: 1790

Full Title: A plain planter begs leave to ask his fellow citizens a few questions. Did you authorize your representatives in Congress . . . to violate any part of the Constitution? . . .

Author: A Plain Planter.

Place Issued: Richmond

Issuing Press: Uncertain

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 32 cm. x 20 cm. (broadside).


Content indicates that the author was concerned with three Quaker-instigated memorials submitted to the second session of the 1st Congress (January 4, 1790 to August 12, 1790) and referred to committee therein; as title citation notes, that author thought such referrals were a violation of the constitutional protections accorded to slave owners in the country. Sheet lacks colophon; only known copy is held in the state archives of the Library of Virginia, indicating a connection to the government of the Commonwealth, and so to the Richmond presses employed by that government; however, a specific press there cannot be identified.

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