1811.107: Petition seeking Reorganization of the Chancery Courts (C).

Published: 1811

Full Title: To the honourable the Speaker & members of both Houses ... petition ...

Author: Sundry Citizens of Virginia.

Place Issued: Lynchburg

Issuing Press: James Graham

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 35 cm. x 21 cm. (broadside).

Notes

Colophon lacks date, but states: "Star Office." The Lynchburg Star was conducted by James Graham, so the attribution here; that office closed in early 1812, so the date supplied here. The December 1811 Assembly received numerous petitions seeking a reorganization of the District Courts of Chancery system established in 1804; this petition was one of two issuing from Lynchburg (this & 1811.108) asked for a division of the Richmond district, with a new district court being established at Lynchburg; the Assembly did divide the larger Staunton district into four courts in this session, but did not create a court at Lynchburg until 1814.

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