1810.102: Petition seeking Navigation Regulations for James River Boats.

Published: 1810

Full Title: To the General Assembly ... petition of many of the inhabitants of the counties of Goochland, Powhatan, Cumberland, Fluvanna ... sheweth, that ... [they] have suffered severely from depredations committed ... by the navigators of boats ... [on the] James River ...

Author: Inhabitants of Counties on James River.

Place Issued: Virginia

Issuing Press: Uncertain

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 23 cm. x 26 cm. (broadside).


Petition resulted in amending law regulating navigation on the river and the appointment of commissioners to examine problems with navigation on the upper part of the river. Sheet lacks colophon; House received this petitions on December 10, 1810, but the counties mention herein indicate the petition could easily have issued in Lynchburg, Petersburg, or Richmond, so the indeterminacy here.

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