1820.090: Petition seeking Change in Frederick/Shenandoah County Border.

Published: 1820

Full Title: Notice. A petition will be presented to the Legislature ... at the next session for attaching that part of Frederick County to Shenandoah, lying in the forks of Shenandoah River. October 31st 1820,

Author: Inhabitants of Frederick County.

Place Issued: Virginia

Issuing Press: Uncertain

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 11 cm. x 20 cm. (broadside).


Only known copy is in the state archives at the Library of Virginia; handbill served as petition submitted to the Assembly, and is dated in manuscript December 5, 1820, the date it was received. This request was tabled without further action by the Assembly, although the area described is today is along the northern border of Warren County, which was taken from Frederick when Warren was formed in 1836. Sheet lacks colophon; the region described is equidistant from Winchester and Woodstock, meaning the item could have issued from a press in either town, so the indeterminacy here.

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