1820.051: Military Laws.

Published: 1820

Full Title: Military laws. Containing: extracts from the federal and state constitutions, synopsis of the organization of the militia, militia laws of Virginia, militia laws of the United States, articles of war, army regulations, description of uniform, forms, &c. Adjutant General’s office, Richmond, Virginia, June, 1820. By order of the executive, C.W. Gooch, adjutant general.

Author: Gooch, Claiborne W. (1788-1844), adjutant general.

Place Issued: Richmond

Issuing Press: Shepherd & Pollard

Description: 216 pgs.; 18 cm.


Date of imprint is shortly after Gooch became a partner to Thomas Ritchie, his wife's cousin, in publishing the Richmond Enquirer; while such a collection would normally be assigned to Ritchie as public printer, here it was given to the firm of Samuel Shepherd & William Pollard, who frequently subcontracted public work from Ritchie, probably in effort to distance both Gooch and Ritchie from charges of profiteering from their familial relationship; still, Gooch's association with Ritchie, as well as his membership on the board of directors of the Farmer's Bank of Virginia, forced him to resign from his public post as adjutant general in March 1821, just after the end of the ensuing General Assembly.

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