1781.012: Journal of the House of Delegates (October 1780).

Published: 1781

Full Title: Journal of the house of delegates. General assembly begun and held at the town of Richmond, in the county of Henrico, on Monday, the 16th day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty, in the buildings provided by the publick directors, pursuant to the “act for the removal of the seat of government.”

Author: Virginia. General Assembly. House of Delegates.

Place Issued: Richmond

Issuing Press: Dixon & Nicolson

Description: 120 pgs.; 22.5 cm. (fol.).


Assembly met from October 16, 1780 to January 2, 1781; production of session's records was disrupted by British raid on Richmond on January 5th, which damaged the office of Dixon & Nicolson. Not filmed by the Early American Imprints Series. 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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