1802.064: Petition concerning Obstructions in James River Fishery.
Full Title: To the honourable the Legislature ... the petition of sundry inhabitants of [clank] county …
Author: Sundry Freeholders of Virginia.
Place Issued: Virginia
Issuing Press: Uncertain
Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 35 cm. x 17 cm. (broadside).
Petitioners ask that the Assembly address the problem of impediments to the migration of fish in the James River; result was an "Act for more effectually preventing obstructions to the passage of Fish in James River and its navigable branches" (Chap. IX of the Acts of December 1803 Assembly), passed on January 24, 1803. Sheet lacks colophon; this petition was presented to the House of Delegates on December 13, 1802, by residents of several counties in the upper James River valley, indicating its likely origin in Lynchburg or Richmond, but location and printer cannot be specifically determined.