1817.130: Draughts of such Bills prepared by the Revisors of the Laws.
Full Title: Draughts of such bills as have been prepared by the Revisors of the Laws, appointed by the act entituled "An act concerning a new edition of the laws of this commonwealth", passed the fifteen day of February in the year one thousand eight hundred and seventeen, on the subjects of those laws which, from their multiplicity, require to be reduced into single acts. As also, their report of such other laws and parts of laws of a general concern, as shall remain in force at the close of the present session of the General Assembly, and of such laws as are unfit to be construed in force, together with their report of the titles of all acts which may be proper to be omitted in a general compilation of the laws.
Author: Virginia. Revisors of the Laws.
Place Issued: Richmond
Issuing Press: Ritchie, Trueheart & DuVal; Shepherd & Pollard
Description: 448 pgs. + 20 pgs.; 27 cm. (fol.).
Content herein concludes with a copy of Notes of Revisors of the Laws to Bills included in the Revisal (1817.121) which was ordered printed by Ritchie on December 9, 1817. The preceding Assembly had set this process in motion (Chap. XVII of Acts of the November 1816 Assembly) with the appointment of a revisal committee (Spencer Roane, John Coalter, Robert White, William Brockenbrough, and Benjamin Watkins Leigh); they filed a report on the state of the project with this Assembly at its outset (1817.120) and employed the public printer, Thomas Ritchie, to print the bills they proposed for review by the Assembly, as seen here; the revisal resulted in the publication of Virginia's first set of codified laws in 1819. Imprint states: "Printed by Ritchie, Trueheart & Du-Val, and Shepherd & Pollard, 1817." As Ritchie's office was then heavily engaged in producing items for the Assembly session, he chose to split the printing of these bills with the office of Samuel Shepherd & William Pollard; that press became his primary choice for sub-contracting any overflow work from his office.
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