1799.007: Proposed Address of the Assembly to the People of Virginia.

Published: 1799

Full Title: [Address of the general assembly to the people of the commonwealth of Virginia].

Author: Virginia. General Assembly.

Place Issued: Richmond

Issuing Press: Jones & Dixon

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


No copy known extant; Swem recorded from order by the House on January 15, 1799 for the public printer to print the address, apparently the 50 copies often provided to the Senate for use in their deliberations; they agreed to an amended address on January 25th (1799.008). 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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