1819.094: Address of Robert S. Garnett to Constituents in Congressional District 12.

Published: 1819

Full Title: To the freeholders of the congressional district composed of the counties of Caroline, Essex, King & Queen, and King William. … Robert S. Garnett, Washington City, Feb. 24, 1819.

Author: Garnett, Robert Selden (1789-1840).

Place Issued: Virginia

Issuing Press: Uncertain

Description: 16 pgs. 22 cm.


Only known copy, held by the Library of Congress lacks either imprint or colophon. Most authorities assign this title to an unnamed Washington press; however, Garnett regularly employed the Fredericksburg press of William F. Gray for such constituent letters, suggesting this originated there as well; moreover, as a cousin of Charles Fenton Mercer, congressman from the district centered on Leesburg, Garnett also had ready access to the press Mercer supported there (that of Patrick McIntyre) as did Mercer's other associates; it is also possible Garnett had ties to a Richmond press from his days in the Assembly. These contexts point to a probable Virginia origin, rather than a Washington one, so the attribution here.

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