1810.093: Petition asking Division of the Chancery Courts.

Published: 1810

Full Title: To the honorable the speakers and members of the Senate and House of Delegates of the commonwealth of Virginia. The memorial and petition of the subscribers, inhabitants of the county of [blank] respectfully represent:--That your memorialists have viewed ... the commencement of a plan, by the legislature, reforming the judiciary of this state ... that the legislature will make such a division of the chancery courts that justice may be brought home to the people as convenient to all parts of the state as the nature of chancery courts will permit …

Author: Sundry Inhabitants of Virginia.

Place Issued: Fredericksburg

Issuing Press: Timothy Green

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 32 cm. x 21 cm. (broadside, printed in three columns).


One of many petitions received in years before the December 1811 Assembly asking changes to the Chancery Court system; no action was taken on any of them until that session. Only known copies are in the state archives at the Library of Virginia; they were received by the Assembly on December 6, 1810; all are identical typographically, but lack colophons; the LVA ascribes them to a Fredericksburg press; from spring 1805 through early 1811, Timothy Green conducted the only printing office there, hence the attribution here. Copy filmed by the Early American Imprints Series has blank completed for Jefferson County.

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