1811.034: Advice of Council to all the Courts of the Commonwealth.
Full Title: [Advice of council to all the courts of the commonwealth].
Author: Virginia. Council of State.
Place Issued: Richmond
Issuing Press: Samuel Pleasants
In its April 1811 meeting, the Council of State issued several directives regarding the powers that would be exercised by Lieutenant Governor George William Smith as acting governor; he had assumed that office after Gov. James Monroe resigned on March 3, 1811, to become the Secretary of State in the Madison administration; Monroe had succeeded John Tyler Sr. in January 1811 after he had resigned to accept a federal judgeship; Smith's conduct while temporarily in office led to his election as governor in his own right on December 6, 1811, at the next Assembly session; his governorship was brief, however, as tragically he became the most prominent Virginian to die in the Richmond Theater Fire just 20 days later. No copy known extant; Swem recorded this title from a payment to Samuel Pleasants on April 25, 1811, for printing this circular.
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