1810.096: Petition seeking Branch of Bank of Virginia in Lynchburg (C).

Published: 1810

Full Title: To the honorable the Speaker, and Members of the General Assembly … the petition of the merchants ... of Lynchburg...

Author: Merchants of Lynchburg.

Place Issued: Lynchburg

Issuing Press: James Graham

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 34 cm. x 21 cm. (broadside).

Notes

Petition here was evidently part of a concerted effort to expand the capitalization of the Bank of Virginia sufficient for creating a branch of that bank at Lynchburg; this petition was accompanied by like ones from the town of Lynchburg (1810.095) and from residents in 22 nearby counties (1810.094); primary problem was that the bank's charter allowed only its current shareholders to make such decisions, so request entailed altering the bank's charter; as a result, this effort failed for want of support among the bank's friends in the Assembly. Sheet carries colophon: "Star-Office." The Lynchburg Star was published by James Graham, so the attribution here.

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