1781.023: Circular Letter on the Two Per Cent Tax.

Published: 1781

Full Title: In Council, March 26, 1781. Gentlemen, the law requiring that the tobacco notes received by you in payment of the two per cent tax, under the act of October 1780, for recruiting out quota of continental troops, should be transmitted to the Executive, you will be pleased to transmit them accordingly, so soon as they shall be received, the tobacco being much, and immediately wanted, to provide clothing for the soldiers ...

Author: Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826), governor.

Place Issued: Richmond

Issuing Press: Dixon & Nicolson

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 22 cm. by 18 cm. (broadside).


Signed at end in manuscript: "Th. Jefferson." Sheet lacks printer credit; 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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