1807.060: Resolutions concerning the Chesapeake-Leopard Affair.

Published: 1807

Full Title: Norfolk, June 25. At a meeting of the citizens of the borough of Norfolk and town of Portsmouth, held at the Town Hall on Wednesday, the 24th June, 1807. ... Resolved unanimously, that all communication with the British ships of war, now within our waters and on our coasts, and with their agent or agents among us, be discontinued ...

Author: Citizens of Norfolk and Portsmouth.

Place Issued: Norfolk

Issuing Press: William Davis for John Cowper

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 34 cm. x 26 cm. (broadside, printed in three columns).


Detailed report of the fourteen resolutions adopted at a public meeting called to respond to the attack on USS Chesapeake by HMS Leopard on the evening on June 22nd; signed in print by Gen. Thomas Mathews as chair and Samuel Moseley as secretary. Sheet lacks colophon; typography and page size are identical to the Extra of Norfolk Gazette & Publick Ledger (1807.059) issued the day before, indicating a common origin; in June 1807, that newspaper was conducted by editor William Davis for proprietor John Cowper, hence the attribution here.

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