1817.042: The Means of Improving Richmond and the State of Virginia.

Published: 1817

Full Title: The means of improving Richmond, and the State of Virginia. Consisting of various essays, written on this interesting subject by different persons. Collected and published at the request of a number of gentlemen, by William Shelton.

Author: Shelton, William, comp.

Place Issued: Richmond

Issuing Press: Shepherd & Pollard for William Shelton

Description: 76 pgs.; 23 cm. (8vo).


Formerly editor of the short-lived American Standard (1811-12), Shelton here republished a variety of proposals for improving commerce within the state – via schools, warehouses, turnpikes, canals, navigational aids, among others – and so allow farmers and merchants alike to better profit from their labors in a combination of Federalist and Republican schemes that reflected his continuing attempts at forging political unity in Virginia.

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