1799.009: Act Laying Taxes for the Support of Government.

Published: 1799

Full Title: An Act, laying Taxes for the support of Government.

Author: Virginia. General Assembly.

Place Issued: Richmond

Issuing Press: Jones & Dixon

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 34 cm. x 22 cm. (broadside).


Only known copy held by the Virginia Historical Society; Swem did not see that copy and so recorded this title from the order by the House on January 25, 1799 for the public printer to print 1000 copies of the act. Enacted on January 23rd, it is included in the Acts of December 1798 Assembly (Chap. III: An Act, laying Taxes for the support of Government."). Sheet lacks printer credit; a year-long assessment in 1798 of the practices of Augustine Davis as the public printer led to his removal from that office in December for failing to distribute an adequate number of public documents to satisfy the needs of western (i.e. Jeffersonian) counties; 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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