1799.061: Petition to extend Charter of Bank of Alexandria (B).

Published: 1799

Full Title: To the honourable the General Assembly of Virginia. The petition of the merchants, tradesmen, and other inhabitants of the town of Alexandria, humbly sheweth, That the experience of ages has proven that the operations of well conducted banks are beneficial to a country, in facilitating commerce ...

Author: Inhabitants of Town of Alexandria.

Place Issued: Alexandria

Issuing Press: Uncertain

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 35 cm. x 24 cm. (broadside).


Petitioners ask for an extension of charter of the Bank of Alexandria for twenty-five years. Sheet lacks printer credit and date; only recorded copy held in the state archives at the Library of Virginia is dated at end in manuscript "Dec. 16, 1799" by a clerk of the House of Delegates, indicating date of submission, and so of production; as the petition text and the signatures affixed refer exclusively to Alexandria, this sheet almost certainly issued there.

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