1799.006: Resolution on Constitutional Amendments on Foreign-Born Officials.

Published: 1799

Full Title: In the House of Delegates, Friday, January 11, 1799. The General Assembly of Virginia considering that the privation of personal rights solemnly sanctioned by the Constitution and laws of the United States, is arbitrary and unjust; that the right of election to office is one of the most important secured thereby to the citizen; and that it ought not to be destroyed or impaired, especially by regulations having a retrospective operation: ...

Author: Virginia. General Assembly.

Place Issued: Richmond

Issuing Press: Jones & Dixon

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 26 cm. x 20 cm. (broadside).


Resolution seeks to forbid appointment or election of foreigners to federal government posts before they had become citizens of the United States. Signed in print: "Attest, John Stewart, C.H.D." and "January 16th, 1799, agreed to by the Senate, H. Brooke, C.S." Sheet lack printer credit; printing this annual report was a responsibility of the public printer, then the firm of Meriwether Jones & John Dixon Jr., who had been appointed to that post on December 9, 1798, hence the attribution here.

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