1781.008: Proclamation of January 29, 1781.
Full Title: [Proclamation of the executive convening the assembly]
Author: Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826), governor.
Place Issued: Richmond
Issuing Press: Dixon & Nicolson
No copy now known; 200 copies ordered printed by the Council of State on January 29th. Calling an emergency session of the Assembly for March 1st; signed: Thomas Jefferson. After the government of Virginia relocated to Richmond in 1780, it depended on the press of John Dixon and Thomas Nicolson until April 1781. John Dunlap and James Hayes were appointed as Virginia's public printers in November 1780, but several war-time incidents kept them from printing in Richmond until December 1781; Dunlap & Hayes conducted some public business in Charlottesville during the government's western exile in the summer of 1781. o the new firm of Thomas Nicolson and William Prentis was engaged to cover their work until late 1781.
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