1802.059: Address to the People of Monongalia County.

Published: 1802

Full Title: To the people of Monongalia County and others, to whom it may concern. … I have never conceived … that one man could ever have any merit in exposing another … I am informed that Col. John Evans and several of his family, have been endeavouring to procure Mr. James West to go to the grand jury and indict me for … perjury … B. Reeder. August 21st, 1802.

Author: Reeder, B.

Place Issued: Virginia

Issuing Press: Uncertain

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 31 cm. x 21 cm. (broadside).


Sheet lacks colophon; as the only known copy is held in the special collections library at the University of West Virginia (in Morgantown, Monongalia County), this title could easily be the oldest surviving Morgantown imprint; stated date approximates that of the arrival from Philadelphia of Joseph Campbell and Forbes Britton, who established the first press in the town. But such an attribution is purely speculative, as the sheet could have issued from any northern Shenandoah Valley press just as readily, so the indeterminacy here. Hummel listed this title as a Virginia broadside based on its Monongalia County focus.

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