1801.045: Petition of James Martin for a Tobacco Warehouse in Lynchburg.

Published: 1801

Full Title: To the honorable speaker, and members of both houses of the General Assembly of Virginia : the petition of James Martin, a resident and freeholder in the County of Campbell, near the town of Lynchburg ...

Author: Martin, James.

Place Issued: Lynchburg

Issuing Press: John Carter

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


Herein Martin asks the Assembly for permission to build a tobacco-inspection warehouse on his land adjacent to the town of Lynchburg; the sole surviving copy of his petition (in the state archives at the Library of Virginia) carries manuscript endorsements from twenty-five of his neighbors; this project was also supported by a similar petition from the town's merchants (1801.045) wherein Martin is not named. The Assembly agreed and passed an enabling act on December 30, 1801 (Chap. XXXV of Acts of December 1801 Assembly). Sheet lacks colophon; the imprint's intensely local focus indicates a Lynchburg origin; at this time, the only press operating in that town was that of John Carter, so the attribution here.

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