1803.073: Petition concerning Navigation of the Appomattox River.

Published: 1803

Full Title: To the honorable the speaker and members of the House of Delegates of the commonwealth of Virginia. The petition of the subscribers, inhabitants of the town of Petersburg, and the adjacent counties, respectfully represents: That from a firm conviction ... they solicit your attention and interference on the following subject ... pray your honorable body to pass an act for opening the navigation of Appomattox River to the toll-bridge, which is on the head of navigation, and for discontinuing the bridge at Pocohontas

Author: Inhabitants of the Petersburg Area.

Place Issued: Petersburg

Issuing Press: Uncertain

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; (broadside).


Only known copy, held in the state archives at the Library of Virginia, carries a second sheet of signatures; petitioners asked for removal of a toll-bridge that impeded river traffic from Dinwiddie and Chesterfield counties above Petersburg; it was rejected by the Assembly. Sheet lacks colophon; topic suggests the urban/rural divide between Federalist Petersburg and the town's Republican hinterland; if so, then this title likely issued from the Petersburg press of Thomas Field, but the item provides no evidence in support of that possibility, so the indeterminacy here.

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