1806.063: Petition seeking Restrictions on Hawkers and Peddlers.

Published: 1806

Full Title: To the honorable General Assembly … the petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of [blank] … respectfully sheweth …

Author: Sundry Inhabitants of Virginia.

Place Issued: Richmond

Issuing Press: Seaton Grantland

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


One of the few legislative petitions with an identifiable colophon. The petitioners wanted restrictions on the itinerant business practices of such merchants; on December 6, 1806, the General Assembly considered petitions from Bedford, Campbell, Culpeper, Gloucester, and Spotsylvania Counties on this subject and promptly rejected all of them that same day.

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