1814.046: Proclamation of August 26, 1814.

Published: 1814

Full Title: By the governor a proclamation. Having received intelligence that the enemy took possession of Washington ... Done at Richmond, this 26th day of August, one thousand eight hundred and fourteen. Jas. Barbour.

Author: Barbour James (1775-1842), governor.

Place Issued: Richmond

Issuing Press: Samuel Pleasants

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 22 cm. x 18 cm. (fol.).


Barbour herein asked for volunteers to augment the Virginia militia forces already called to service to counter the British incursion into the Chesapeake; his call came in response to the capture and burning of Washington on August 24th following the defeat of American militia forces at the Battle of Bladensburg [Maryland]; British forces eventually withdrew from the Chesapeake region after failing to capture and destroy Baltimore as well. Sheet lacks colophon; printing such items was the responsibility of the public printer, then Samuel Pleasants, so the attribution here.

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