1798.055: Petition for a Road from Thornton’s Gap to Alexandria.

Published: 1798

Full Title: To the honorable speaker and members of the General Assembly of Virginia: the petition of the subscribers, citizens of this Commonwealth ... your petitioners ... pray ... [ask for a road from Thornton’s Gap to Fauquier C.H. and Alexandria].

Author: Citizens of the Commonwealth.

Place Issued: Virginia

Issuing Press: Uncertain

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 32 cm. x 19 cm. (broadside).


Only copy known extant is held in the state archives at the Library of Virginia; dated at end in manuscript "Dec. 6, 1798" by a clerk of the House of Delegates, indicating submission date. Sheet lacks printer credit; location of road sought by petitioners indicates that this broadside issued from either Fredericksburg (closest press to Culpeper County) or Alexandria (road terminus), but without other evidence an attribution is impracticable.

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