1818.028: An Act appropriating part of the Revenue of the Literary Fund.

Published: 1818

Full Title: An act, appropriating part of the revenue of the literary fund, and for other purposes. (Passed Feb. 21st, 1818.)

Author: Virginia. General Assembly.

Place Issued: Richmond

Issuing Press: Uncertain

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 33 cm. x 20 cm. (broadside).


A reprinting of Chap. XI of Acts of December 1817 Assembly, which established local school boards and the University of Virginia. Sheet lacks colophon; some authorities credit this imprint to Thomas Ritchie, then the public printer; yet there is not an order to print this act in the House journal, nor record of payment made for its production in the state's accounts; moreover, this item not recorded by Swem, Hummel, or Shaw & Shoemaker, leading the Library of Virginia to only "suggest" a Virginia origin in its catalogue; hence it is almost certain that this broadside was not a production of the Ritchie press, though it remains likely a Richmond-issued title; however, the multiplicity of presses in the capital makes a definitive attribution to any press there impracticable, so the indeterminacy reported here.

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