1798.063: Resolutions asking Advice on Calling a State Constitutional Convention.

Published: 1798

Full Title: [Resolutions recommending that the people instruct their representatives in the next session of the general assembly, upon the propriety of calling a convention for revising the constitution of the commonwealth].

Author: Virginia. General Assembly. House of Delegates.

Place Issued: Richmond

Issuing Press: Jones & Dixon

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


Swem recorded title from a copy held by the Library of Congress, now apparently lost. The House of Delegates ordered 2000 copies be printed and distributed that same day. A year-long assessment during 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 Davis on December 9th with one of their own, lawyer Meriwether Jones of Augusta County, who immediately engaged John Dixon Jr. as his print-trade-partner; the firm of Jones & Dixon held the post until May 1799, so the attribution here.

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