1797.030: Petition asking District Court be Established near Red-House.

Published: 1797

Full Title: To the honourable ... House of Representatives ... of Virginia ... : your petitioners residing in the district composed of the counties of Fauquier, Prince-William, Loudoun & Fairfax ...

Author: Inhabitants of Fauquier, Prince William, Loudoun, and Fairfax.

Place Issued: Virginia

Issuing Press: Uncertain

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 33 cm. x 21 cm. (broadside).


Petition asks that a District Court be established near the Red-House in northern Prince William County; dated at end in manuscript "Dec. 8, 1797" by a clerk of the House of Delegates, indicating date of submission. In 1799, the General Assembly established a town at this site, called Haymarket, and established a district court there that replaced the existing one at Dumfries. Only known copy is held in the state archives at the Library of Virginia. Sheet lacks printer credit; likely an Alexandria imprint, but such an attribution is speculative.

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