1804.032: Quarantine Proclamation (Summer 1804).
Full Title: By the governor of the commonwealth of Virginia, a proclamation. …
Author: Page, John (1744-1808), governor.
Place Issued: Richmond
Issuing Press: Samuel Pleasants
Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 33 cm. x 31 cm. (broadside).
The copy that Swem saw at the Library of Congress not in that repository's current catalog; contemporaneous newspaper accounts indicate that Page issued this set of instructions to the quarantine officers in Virginia's ports in June or July 1804 in response to a fever epidemic then raging in the West Indies. Sheet lacks colophon; printing such proclamations was a responsibility of the public printer, then Samuel Pleasants, so the attribution.
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