1797.035: Petition asking Establishment of Public Warehouses for Flour.

Published: 1797

Full Title: To the honorable ... House of Delegates of Virginia : petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of [blank] ... represent ... [that] flour has become our most important staple ...

Author: Sundry Inhabitants of the Commonwealth.

Place Issued: Virginia

Issuing Press: Uncertain

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 20 cm. x 18 cm. (broadside).


Petition seeks establishment of public warehouses for flour, just as the state had built for tobacco; dated at end in manuscript "Dec. 11, 1797" by a clerk of the House of Delegates, indicating date of submission. Only known copy is held in the state archives at the Library of Virginia, but the location of the petitioners is not recorded in the library's catalogue. Sheet lacks printer credit; clearly a Virginia imprint, but assigning a printer is speculative.

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