1799.028: Address of John Page to Freeholders of Gloucester County.

Published: 1799

Full Title: Address to the freeholders of Gloucester County, at their election of a member of Congress, to represent their district, and of their delegates, and a senator, to represent them in the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia, April 24, 1799, by John Page, of Rosewell.

Author: Page, John (1744-1808).

Place Issued: Richmond

Issuing Press: John Dixon Jr.

Description: 46 pgs.; 20 cm. (8vo).


The Republican Page offers himself as an alternative to Federalist Thomas Evans as the representative for his eastern Virginia district in the forthcoming 6th Congress; Page served as such in the 3rd (1793-94) and 4th (1795-96) Congresses before losing his seat to Evans in the election for the 5th Congress in 1797; now, in the wake of the Alien & Sedition Acts, Page sought to undermine Evans by discussing his support for such repressive measures; still he lost to Evans again in a district that included the heavily Federalist Eastern Shore. Page later served two terms a governor (1803-1805). Imprimatur of John Dixon Jr., combined with Page's dated by-line, suggests this was Dixon's first non-newspaper imprint after his partnership with Meriwether Jones was dissolved.

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