1799.056: Road Bill listing Different Stages from Wythe Courthouse.

Published: 1799

Full Title: Road bill specifying the different stages from Wythe C. H. Va. to Nashville Ten., Huntsville, Alb., Lexington Ken., Cumberland Gap, Jonesborough, Ten., Richmond Va., Winchester Va., Baltimore Md., Washington City, and Raleigh N.C. … furnished at the Wythe Hotel, sign of General Washington, by Marshall & Trigg.

Author: Marshall & Trigg (firm).

Place Issued: Virginia

Issuing Press: Uncertain

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 34 cm. x 24 cm. (broadside, printed in five columns).


Dated in print: "Wythe Court House, Va. October 28th 1299." [i.e. 1799]. Imprint lacks printer credit; text indicates that Marshall & Trigg conducted stage lines from the Wythe Hotel that connected to other lines throughout the west and south, so while credited as this title's publishers, the firm evidently contracted a printer to produce it. The date of its issue corresponds to the establishment of a press in nearby Botetourt County by David Ammen, but the typography herein is far more practiced than anything he printed in his decade as a Virginia printer; thus origin of this title is unknown, but it was probably issued in one of the Virginia printing venues listed among the stage-line's connections. Only known copy, at the Library of Virginia, has been digitized and made available online.

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