1815.072: Petition seeking Incorporation of Monongahela Navigation Company.

Published: 1815

Full Title: To the Legislature ... inhabitants of [blank] county, request ... an act to incorporate ... the Monongahela Navigation Company ...

Author: Inhabitants of Harrison County.

Place Issued: Clarksburg

Issuing Press: Uncertain

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 32 cm. x 19 cm. (broadside).


Petitioners asked for an act to incorporate a company that would improve navigation on the Monongahela River northward toward Pittsburgh and the Ohio River; the Assembly took no action on this request during this session, as they were engaged in a larger discussion of how to accomplish such "internal improvements" with the need for a specific Act of Assembly.. Only known copy, held in the state archives at the Library of Virginia, lacks colophon; as that copy came from Harrison County inhabitants, this petition was likely printed in Clarksburg, the county seat; but the single press there changed hands sometime in fall of 1815 – from Forges & Alexander Britton to Gideon Butler & Alexander G. McRae – leaving the publisher of this title in some doubt, so the indeterminacy here.

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