1783.019: Two Acts Regulating Trade and Immigration.

Published: 1783

Full Title: An act to authorize the Congress of the United States to adopt certain regulations respecting the British trade.

Author: Virginia. General Assembly.

Place Issued: Richmond

Issuing Press: Dunlap & Hayes

Description: 1 sheet [2 pgs.]; 40 cm. x 25 cm. (broadside).


Two laws enacted by the Assembly of October 1783 printed recto and verso of a single sheet. Recto side provides title for this imprint, later reprinted as Chap. V of Acts of October 1783 in Hening's Statutes (XI: 313-314). Verso carries "An act for the admission of emigrants, and declaring their rights to citizenship," later reprinted as Chap. VIII of Acts of October 1783 in Hening's Statutes (XI: 316). Sheet lacks printer credit; Dunlap and Hayes began work in Richmond in December 1781 as Virginia's public printers; they held the position until May 1786 with Hayes the sole resident proprietor. Hence both Swem and Evans report this item as a Hayes imprint, while the sinecure was held by the firm of Dunlap & Hayes, so the formal publisher of record. Evans dated this title to 1784; Swem dated to 1783 based on record in Assembly journals.

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