1799.004: An Act concerning Elections.

Published: 1799

Full Title: [An act concerning elections].

Author: Virginia. General Assembly.

Place Issued: Richmond

Issuing Press: Jones & Dixon

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; (broadside).

Notes

No copy known extant; Swem recorded from order by the House on January 8, 1799 for the public printer to print the act, apparently the 50 copies often provided to the Senate for use in their deliberations; the Senate agreed to the act on January 19th, so it is included in the Acts of the December 1798 Assembly (Chap. X: An Act, to amend an act, intitled, "An act concerning the election of Members of the General Assembly."). A year-long assessment in 1798 of the practices of Augustine Davis as public printer led to his removal from office in December for failing to distribute an adequate number of public documents to satisfy the needs of western (largely Jeffersonian) counties; the Council of State replaced him on December 9th with one of their own, Meriwether Jones of Augusta County, who immediately engaged John Dixon Jr. as his print-trade-partner; the new firm of Jones & Dixon held the post until May 1799, so the attribution here.

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