1815.005: Act authorizing a Regular Force for the Defence of the Commonwealth.
Full Title: An act authorizing a regular force for the defence of the commonwealth. Passed January 18th, 1815.
Author: Virginia. General Assembly.
Place Issued: Richmond
Issuing Press: Thomas Ritchie
Description: 5 pgs.(fol.).
On passage of this act on January 18, 1815, the House ordered 2000 copies of the new law printed for distribution throughout the state; this item was the last in a series of publications during the deliberations over this subject, starting with original bill in November (1814.128), an early amended version (1814.137), two sets of proposed amendments in December (1814.138 & 1814.139), two other amended versions of the bill in January (1815.001 & 1815.002), a set of amendments proposed in the committee of the whole House (1815.003) and another by the Senate (1815.004); this act was also published in the session laws as Chap. VI of Acts of October 1814 Assembly). Thomas Ritchie became printer to the Commonwealth on January 1, 1815, when the brief license granted to Deborah W. L. Pleasants expired; she had assumed the formal title on the death of her husband, Samuel Pleasants, in October, six days before this session opened; but as of January 1st, that title dell to Ritchie, printer to the Senate, with his protégé, Thomas Burling, taking on his old assignment. Still, for the last three weeks of the session, the House journals continued to be produced by the Argus Office of the Pleasants estate.
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