1780.011: Act Providing Against Invasion.
Full Title: [An act providing against invasion]
Author: Virginia. General Assembly.
Place Issued: Richmond
Issuing Press: Dixon & Nicolson
Recorded title does not conform to known statutes, but likely transmitted the text of "An act to revive and amend an act entitled An act for giving farther powers to the governor and council" (Chap. XXXII of the Acts of October 1780 in Hening's Statutes [X: 386-389]), which contained measures for defending the eastern and western frontiers against invasions. Council of State ordered 100 copies of the law printed on November 7, 1780; Swem reported title from that manuscript journal entry, though no surviving copies have been found. The government of Virginia relocated to Richmond from Williamsburg in early 1780. The press of John Dixon and Thomas Nicolson moved there as well; however, the press of John Clarkson and Augustine Davis remained in Williamsburg unable to finance such a move. Thus the firm of Dixon & Hunter became the de facto printer to the Commonwealth, without the title, as they were the only printing office in Richmond in 1780.
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