1787.001: Circular Letter concerning Changes in Militia Act.

Published: 1787

Full Title: In Council, December 27, 1786. : The board taking into consideration the act of the General Assembly ..."Act to amend and reduce into one act the severed laws for regulating and disciplining the militia and guarding against invasions and insurrections" … advise that a letter be written to the clerks of the several counties, requiring the names of all the officers of the militia thereof not appointed under the Militia Law of October 1784.

Author: Randolph, Edmund (1753-1813), governor.

Place Issued: Richmond

Issuing Press: Dixon & Holt

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 31 cm. x 19 cm. (broadside).


Address followed by a message from the governor: "In Council, December 29, 1786. Sir, I seriously entreat you ..." and signed in manuscript by Edmund Randolph. Sheet lacks printer credit; the firm of Dixon & Holt was appointed as the public printer in June 1786, succeeding that of Dunlap & Hayes, who were dismissed on May 5, 1786, as a result of their perceived negligence (tardy production of Assembly records), hence the attribution here. Act discussed reprinted as Chap. I in Acts of October 1785 in Hening's Statutes (XII: 9-24).

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