1799.008: Address of the General Assembly to the People of Virginia.

Published: 1799

Full Title: Address of the General Assembly to the people of the Commonwealth of Virginia: fellow citizens, unwilling to shrink from our representative responsibility...

Author: Virginia. General Assembly.

Place Issued: Richmond

Issuing Press: Jones & Dixon

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 43 cm. x 26 cm. (broadside).


In an report drafted initially by James Madison, the majority in the Assembly addressed their constituents on their deliberations over the many petitions received in this session opposing the Alien & Sedition Acts, providing a constitutional justification for adopting the Virginia Resolution of December 1798 (1798.062). Only recorded copy held in the state archives at the Library of Virginia; imprint was reported by Hummel only; it was issued as a supplement to the Richmond Examiner of January 25, 1799 – the new semi-official newspaper published by the recently-appointed public printers, Meriwether Jones & John Dixon Jr.

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