1798.041: Address to the Freeholders of Essex by James M. Garnett.

Published: 1798

Full Title: Essex, March 29th, 1798. To the freeholders of Essex. Gentlemen, In compliance with the solicitations of several of my friends ... I have presumed to offer myself as a candidate at the ensuing election for member of our Assembly ... James M. Garnett.

Author: Garnett, James Mercer (1770-1843).

Place Issued: Fredericksburg

Issuing Press: Mercer & Carter

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 37 cm. x 23 cm. (broadside).


Garnett was a key figure in Jeffersonian circles in the Fredericksburg area; here he offered himself as a candidate for the General Assembly of December 1798, but he did not succeed in gaining such office until the ensuing Assembly of December 1799. Only known copy is held in the special-collections library of the University of Virginia. Sheet lacks colophon; Garnett was a relation of Robert Mercer, who owned the Republican press in Fredericksburg from October 1797 until his death in September 1800' those political and familial links inform the attribution here.

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