1798.061: Speech of James Ogilvie in Opposition to Alien & Sedition Acts.

Published: 1798

Full Title: A speech delivered in Essex County in support of a memorial, presented to the citizens of that county and now laid before the Assembly, on the subject of the alien and sedition acts.

Author: Ogilvie, James (1760-1820).

Place Issued: Richmond

Issuing Press: Jones & Dixon

Description: 12 pgs.; 22 cm. (8vo).


The copy held by the Library of Congress, and filmed by the Early American Imprints Series, is dated in manuscript: "December '98, 13th." The Essex County petition was ordered printed with other similar remonstrances (1798.058) two days before that. Imprint states; "Printed by Jones & Dixon, printers to the commonwealth." A year-long assessment in 1798 of the practices of Augustine Davis as public printer led to his removal from office in December for failing to distribute an adequate number of public documents to satisfy the needs of western (largely Jeffersonian) counties; the Council of State replaced him on December 9th with one of their own, councillor Meriwether Jones of Augusta County, who immediately engaged John Dixon Jr. as his print-trade-partner; the new firm of Jones & Dixon held the post until May 1799.

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