1796.053: Resolution for Public Comment on Revising the Constitution.

Published: 1796

Full Title: Virginia. In the House of Delegates, Tuesday, December the 13th, 1796. … Whereas petitions have been presented to the General Assembly, from various parts of this commonwealth, praying for the establishment of some mode. whereby the present Constitution or Form of Government, should be revised and amended; and this Assembly, deeming it improper for them to act upon the case without a declaration of the public will …

Author: Virginia. General Assembly.

Place Issued: Richmond

Issuing Press: Augustine Davis

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 34 cm. x 21 cm. (broadside).


Resolution seeking comment from across the state in response to petitions from western counties desiring a revision of the 1776 constitution to reapportion representation and taxation according to population rather than by county. Davis was ordered in this text to print 2000 copies for immediate statewide distribution.

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