1797.032: Petition seeking Removal of Potomac River Obstructions.

Published: 1797

Full Title: The Petition of the freeholders ... of Alexandria, to the General Assembly of the Common-wealth of Virginia represent ... that all the streets in the said town parallel to the river Potomak, to the westward of Washington Street, being seven in number ... are entirely obstructed ...

Author: Inhabitants of Alexandria.

Place Issued: Alexandria

Issuing Press: Uncertain

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


Petition seeks removal of obstructions in the Potomac River along Alexandria's waterfront; dated at end in manuscript "Dec. 8, 1797" by a clerk of the House of Delegates, indicating date of submission. Only known copy is held in the state archives at the Library of Virginia. Sheet lacks printer credit; clearly an Alexandria imprint, but assigning a printer is speculative.

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