1819.033: Amended Act for arranging Senatorial Districts and equalizing Land-Tax.
Full Title: [An act further to amend and explain an act, entitled, "an act for arranging the counties into districts for the election of Senators, and for equalizing the land-tax"].
Author: Virginia. General Assembly.
Place Issued: Richmond
Issuing Press: Thomas Ritchie
The Staunton Convention of August 1816 resulted in compromise legislation at that winter's Assembly wherein the representation of the western counties in Virginia Senate was made more equitable in exchange for alterations to the taxes laid on improved land in the state, so reducing tax burdens in the eastern counties (Chap. V of Acts of November 1816 Assembly); that act was amended as a part of the Revisal of the Laws undertaken during the December 1818 Assembly; that revision became Chap. 54 of the Revised Code of 1819 Following enactment on March 1, 1819, the House asked the Executive to have 600 copies of the amended act printed for use of local revenue collectors; that request on March 4th led Swem to report this title twice (9075 from order & 9079 from payment voucher); the entry number reported here conforms to the order to print this law for general distribution. No copy known extant; as public printer, Thomas Ritchie was responsible for completing the work, so the attribution here to partnership then conducting his press; yet it is also possible that Ritchie subcontracted this non-standard work to press of Samuel Shepherd & William Pollard, as he sometimes did with such items.
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