1806.065: Petition seeking Extension of Jurisdiction of Norfolk Courts.

Published: 1806

Full Title: To the Speaker and Members of the House of Delegates ... inhabitants of the borough of Norfolk ...

Author: Sundry Inhabitants of Norfolk.

Place Issued: Norfolk

Issuing Press: Uncertain

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 35 cm. x 24 cm. (broadside).


Only surviving copy, held in the state archives at the Library of Virginia, has a manuscript date of December 15, 1806, reflecting the date it was submitted to the Assembly; the petition asked that the jurisdiction of the city's Hustings Court be extended to the waters of the harbor and authorize the harbormasters to act as policemen; the request was referred to committee and then not acted upon during this Assembly session. Sheet lacks colophon; while evidently a Norfolk imprint, item does not indicate the particular press issuing this sheet, so the indeterminacy here.

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