1798.057: Petition for Road from Old Town to Key’s or Harper’s Ferry.

Published: 1798

Full Title: To the General Assembly of Virginia: the petition of a number of the inhabitants of the counties of Berkeley, and Hampshire ... [ask for a road from Old Town to Key’s or Harper’s Ferry]

Author: Inhabitants of Berkeley and Hampshire Counties.

Place Issued: Virginia

Issuing Press: Uncertain

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 34 cm. x 23 cm. (broadside).


Only copy known extant is held in the state archives at the Library of Virginia; dated at end in manuscript "Dec. 9, 1798" by a clerk of the House of Delegates, indicating submission date; Hummel mistranscribed that date as 1799. Sheet lacks printer credit; origin of road sought and the residence of the petitioners indicates that this broadside probably issued from the Martinsburg press of Nathaniel Willis, but without other evidence such an attribution is purely speculative.

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