1804.015: Constituent Letter of Thomas H. Wooding and Daniel Coleman.

Published: 1804

Full Title: (Circular) Richmond, January 31, 1804 by Thomas H. Wooding and Daniel Coleman.

Author: Wooding, Thomas Hill (1769-1842), and Daniel Coleman (1768-1860).

Place Issued: Richmond

Issuing Press: Uncertain

Description: 2 leaves; 35.5 cm. (broadsides).


The authors were the two Federalist delegates then representing Pittsylvania County in the General Assembly; this letter is their report to constituents on the proceedings of the 1803 Assembly, written three days before that session adjourned; the main focus of this Assembly, and so of this letter, was on the finances of the state government, and whether taxes should be raised to support public-works projects; Wooding and Coleman wanted to limit any future expenditures and so prevent any increases in taxes. This title lacks printer credit, as did most such constituent letters; given the pair's political affiliation, this missive could have issued easily from the Federalist press of Augustine Davis, yet Thomas Nicolson did a sizeable business in producing such letters for Assembly members before they departed Richmond; both possibilities make the origin of this item uncertain.

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