1812.113: Letter of Senator William Branch Giles to the House of Delegates.
Full Title: Nov. 26, 1812. To the honorable the speaker, and gentlemen of the House of Delegates of Virginia. …
Author: Giles, William Branch (1762-1830), senator.
Place Issued: Virginia
Issuing Press: Uncertain
Description: 30 pgs.; 21 cm. (8vo).
Swem inadvertently recorded this item twice (8490 & 8562); Giles wrote here to protest the resolutions of the 1811-12 Assembly that censured him and fellow senator Richard Brent for voting to extend the charter of the Bank of the United States, in disobedience to instructions issued by the 1810-11 Assembly, and that asserted the legislature's constitutional right to instruct the state's U.S. senators being the proper representatives of the state itself. Title lacks imprint; Giles provided a dateline of Washington, Nov. 26, 1812, some four days before the 1812-13 session commenced, leading to the wide-spread attribution of this item to an unnamed Washington press; however, it could just as easily issued from an Alexandria or Richmond one, as was a common practice of other congressional representatives while in Washington; that indeterminacy entails the inclusion of this particular title in this Index.