1821.025: Report of Committee on Memorial of John Preston, late treasurer.

Published: 1821

Full Title: [Report of committee on memorial of John Preston, late treasurer, with documents].

Author: Virginia. General Assembly.

Place Issued: Richmond

Issuing Press: Thomas Ritchie

Description: Unrecorded


After being dismissed from his office for comingling his finances with the state's, and then defaulting, Preston asked permission to sell land warrants that he had pledged as security for his conduct in office to help pay his debts; the Assembly declined the request, referring parts of the supporting documentation to the attorney-general for possible criminal prosecution. No copy known extant; Thomas Ritchie, the public printer, was ordered to print 250 copies of this report for the use of the Assembly on February 15, 1821; while Ritchie held an interest in press office of Daniel Trueheart & Samuel Cary at this time, he also regularly subcontracted public work to that of Samuel Shepherd & William Pollard; the absence of evidence for which press he assigned this item, so making him the only tradesman identified with this title.

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