1812.112: Petition seeking Charter Extension for Farmers' Bank of Virginia.

Published: 1812

Full Title: To the honorable Speaker and Members of the House of Delegates ... petition ...

Author: Stock-holders of Farmers’ Bank of Virginia.

Place Issued: Richmond

Issuing Press: Uncertain

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 32 cm. x 20 cm. (broadside).


This session of Assembly was preoccupied with meeting war-time exigencies, meaning all such petitions relating to banks, this asking an extension of the charter granted to the bank at the previous Assembly, were rejected out of hand during the session, often on the same day that it was received by the House of Delegates. Sheet lacks colophon; only known copy in the state archives at the Library of Virginia is dated in manuscript December 12, 1812, indicating the date it was received by House; as the board of this bank met at Richmond, this petition almost certainly issued there as well; but the title does not provide evidence for the issuing press, so the indeterminacy here.

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