1793.032: Resolution relative to States as Defendants in Lawsuits.

Published: 1793

Full Title: Virginia. In the House of Delegates, Thursday, 28th November, 1793. Resolved, that the state cannot, under the Constitution of the United States, be made a defendant at the suit of any individual or individuals ... 1793, December 3rd, Agreed to by the Senate …

Author: Virginia. General Assembly.

Place Issued: Richmond

Issuing Press: Augustine Davis

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 21 cm. x 17 cm. (broadside).


Resolve also directed the state's congressional delegation to argue for and gain enactment of a constitutional amendment to effect the resolution's purpose; the first session of the 3rd Congress began on December 2, 1793, and agreed to such an amendment on March 4, 1794; that amendment was ratified by the states in February 1795 as the 11th Amendment. Sheet lacks printer credit; the printing of Assembly resolutions was the responsibility of the public printer, then Augustine Davis. so the attribution here.

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