1805.076: Petition seeking Circulation of Private Bank Notes.

Published: 1805

Full Title: To the honorable the Speaker and Gentlemen of the House of Delegates ... memorial ... citizens ... county of [blank] ...

Author: Sundry Inhabitants of Virginia.

Place Issued: Virginia

Issuing Press: Uncertain

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 80 cm. x 24 cm. (broadside).


Petitioners asked that an act of the December 1804 Assembly that prohibited the circulation of notes issued by private banks be repealed; the request was rejected on January 9, 1806. Sheet lacks colophon; multiple copies of this petition were considered by the Committee for Courts of Justice from Augusta, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William, and Shenandoah Counties; that breadth indicates possible publication in Staunton, Fredericksburg, Alexandria, or Leesburg, precluding attribution to any specific place or press without more evidence.

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