1781.020: Act for Ascertaining the Number of Militia in this State.
Full Title: Act for ascertaining the number of militia in this state.
Author: Virginia. General Assembly.
Place Issued: Richmond
Issuing Press: Dixon & Nicolson
Enclosure in March 26th Circular Letter on Military Affairs (1781.019); reprinted as Chap. III of the Acts of March 1781 in Hening's Statutes (X: 896). Council of State ordered 80 copies be printed; no copies now known. 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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