1817.118: Petition seeking Charter for a Richmond East India Company.

Published: 1817

Full Title: To the General Assembly ... petition ... citizens of Richmond, Manchester ...

Author: Citizens of Richmond, Manchester, & Other Parts of the State of Virginia

Place Issued: Richmond

Issuing Press: Uncertain

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 35 cm. x 24 cm. (broadside).


Only known copy, held in the state archives at the Library of Virginia, is dated in manuscript on December 30, 1817, the date it was received by the House; petitioners wrote in support of chartering a company ("The Richmond East India Company") to trade with foreign ports east of the Cape of Good Hope; the Assembly declined this request. Sheet lacks colophon; context clearly indicates a Richmond origin; however, the multiplicity of presses operating there then make an attribution impracticable without further evidence, so the indeterminacy here.

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