1818.119: Letter of Alexander Smyth to Constituents in Congressional District 6.

Published: 1818

Full Title: Washington City, 13th April, 1818. Sir: It is one of the duties of the Representative to give to his constituents information respecting their public affairs, and to let them know in what manner he has represented them ... Alexander Smyth.

Author: Smyth, Alexander (1765-1830).

Place Issued: Virginia

Issuing Press: Uncertain

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 31 cm. x 20 cm. (broadside).


Sheet lacks colophon; most authorities attribute this letter to an unnamed Washington press based on dateline and the fact that the first session of the Fifteenth Congress did not adjourn until April 20, 1818; yet, over the course of his political career, Smyth regularly used presses in Richmond, Staunton, and Lexington from a distance; so attribution here to an unknown Virginia press.

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