1796.047: Petition from Hampshire, Hardy, and Pendleton Counties on Courts.

Published: 1796

Full Title: To the speaker and members of the General Assembly ... the petition of the inhabitants of the counties of Hampshire, Hardy and Pendleton ...

Author: Inhabitants of Hampshire, Hardy, and Pendleton Counties.

Place Issued: Virginia

Issuing Press: Uncertain

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 33 cm. x 20 cm. (broadside).


Petition concerns boundaries of court districts in the northern Shenandoah Valley. Petition is dated in manuscript "Nov. 12, 1796" by the clerk of the House of Delegates and bears 48 signatures at end. The only known copy is held in the state archives at the Library of Virginia. Sheet lacks printer credit; geographical location suggests either a Martinsburg or Winchester origin, but a definitive assignment cannot be made from this document alone.

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