1794.008: Circular Letter concerning Escheator Vacancies.

Published: 1794

Full Title: (Circular.) Richmond, January 25, 1794. Gentlemen, it is essentially necessary that all vacancies in the office of escheator, within this commonwealth, be filled up ...

Author: Lee, Henry (1756-1818), governor.

Place Issued: Richmond

Issuing Press: Augustine Davis

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 21 cm. x 17 cm. (broadside).


Signed in print " I have the honor to be, gentlemen, very respectfully, your obedient servant, [blank]." Surviving copies have a manuscript completion of Lee's signature. Lee asks that all county escheator positions be filled and the appointees reported to the Executive; also requests that transcripts of slave trials be sent to him before sentencing, as condemned slaves became escheats (private property reverting to the state). Sheet lacks printer credit; printing such circular letters was a responsibility of the public printer, then Augustine Davis, so the attribution here. Reported by both Evans and Bristol, with the latter supplying place and press of origin; hence imprint was filmed twice by Early American Imprints Series under the Evans (28000) and Shipton & Mooney (47315) numbers.

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