1799.064: Petition proposing Move of District Court to Centerville (B).

Published: 1799

Full Title: To the General Assembly of Virginia: the subscribers, inhabitants of the county of [blank] beg leave respectfully to submit that they labour under great inconvenience from being obliged to attend the Court of the District, composed of the Counties of Prince William, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Fauquier, in the town of Dumfries, which is situated in an extreme corner of the said district ...

Author: Inhabitants of Fairfax County.

Place Issued: Alexandria

Issuing Press: Uncertain

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 35 cm. X 19 cm. (broadside).


Petitioners ask that the District Court at Dumfries be moved west to Centerville. Sheet lacks printer credit; the only recorded copy held in the state archives at the Library of Virginia is dated at end in manuscript "Dec. 19, 1799" by a clerk of the House of Delegates, indicating date of submission, and so of production; the blanks therein have been completed in manuscript for Fairfax County. so the authorial credit above; that location indicates that this broadside probably issued from one of the two Alexandria presses that were then in operation, but without other evidence, attributing a specific press is purely speculative.

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