1818.126: Petition for New County from parts of Wood, Harrison, and Lewis.

Published: 1818

Full Title: To the Legislature ... inhabitants of certain portions of Wood, Harrison, & Lewis counties …

Author: inhabitants of certain portions of Wood, Harrison and Lewis Counties.

Place Issued: Clarksburg

Issuing Press: Gideon Butler

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 32 cm. x 19 cm. (broadside).


One of several petitions presented to the Assembly on December 14, 1818 asking that a new county be formed from those parts of the named counties adjacent to the Hughes River, a tributary of the Little Kanawha River (today, the area described comprises much of Ritchie County, created in 1843); a counter-petition (in manuscript) was entered in opposition to the request that same day, leading the Assembly to defer any action on the division petition. Sheet lacks colophon; as the only press then operating in the three counties mentioned, this item likely issued from the press of Gideon Butler there, so the attribution here.

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