1788.017: Session Laws (June 1788).

Published: 1788

Full Title: Acts passed at a General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia. : Begun and held at the public buildings, in the city of Richmond, on Monday the twenty-third day of June, in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and eighty eight.

Author: Virginia. General Assembly.

Place Issued: Richmond

Issuing Press: John Dixon

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; (broadside, half-sheet).


Three day (June 28 to 20), special session of the legislature that was called immediately after the adjournment of the ratification convention. Sheet lacks printer credit; Evans attributed this title to the combined presses of John Dixon, Augustine Davis, and Thomas Nicolson, who had produced the substantial set of session laws enacted by the Assembly of October 1787; that combination resulted from the production delays that plagued Dixon's office during Assembly sessions; yet, Dixon readily produced items required by the executive branch during the intervals between sessions; thus he had little problem in completing this one-page set of laws and the very short house journal that accompanied them in fulfilling his role as the public printer.

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