1817.037: Commission to Collect Donations for Monument to Washington.

Published: 1817

Full Title: Council Chamber, Richmond, April 4th, 1817. Sir, In pursuance of a resolution of the General Assembly of Virginia passed the sixteenth day of February, one thousand eight hundred and sixteen ... James P. Preston.

Author: Preston, James Patton (1774-1843), governor.

Place Issued: Richmond

Issuing Press: Thomas Ritchie

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 25 cm. x 20 cm. (broadside).


Commission form for appointing commissioners in each county to solicit and collect funds for a monument in memory of George Washington to be erected on the Capitol Square; process led eventually to the erection of Thomas Crawford's equestrian statute there. Only known copies, held by the Virginia Historical Society, lack colophons; Thomas Ritchie, the public printer, was paid for printing copies of this commission form, so the attribution to the partnership then conducting his press.

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