1814.115: Bill for the Relief of Sick and Infirm Militia Soldiers.

Published: 1814

Full Title: A bill for the relief of sick and infirm militia soldiers, discharged, or on furlough, on their return to their respective places of residence.

Author: Virginia. General Assembly.

Place Issued: Richmond

Issuing Press: Deborah W. L. Pleasants

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 32 cm, x 22 cm. (broadside).


Only copy known is held by the Library of Congress; the House ordered 250 copies of this bill printed on November 11, 1814, for the use of the Assembly in its deliberations; an amended version of this bill was enacted into law on December 20th (Chap. XIII of Acts of October 1813 Assembly). Long-time public printer, Samuel Pleasants, died six days before this session opened; the Assembly chose to continue employing his press for most of this session, granting his widow, Deborah W. L. Pleasants, her husband's formal title until January 1, 1815; thereafter, Thomas Ritchie, the printer to the Senate, assumed that larger role, with his protégé, Thomas Burling, taking on his old assignment; this division of labor meant that most of the session's printing was completed at the Argus Office, with Ritchie picking up the load with the start of the new year, just three weeks work; still, the daily House journal was issued from the Argus Office for the duration of the Assembly. This work distribution informs the attribution made here.

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