1814.127: Act concerning Executions and for Other Purposes.
Full Title: An act concerning executions and for other purposes.
Author: Virginia. General Assembly.
Place Issued: Richmond
Issuing Press: Deborah W. L. Pleasants
No copy known extant; the House ordered 1000 copies of this act printed on November 25, 1814, for the members of the Assembly to distribute; the law was also printed as Chap. XXVII of the Acts of October 1814 Assembly, though this item was not recorded by Swem. Long-time public printer, Samuel Pleasants, died six days before this session opened; the Assembly chose to continue employing his press for most of this session, granting his widow, Deborah W. L. Pleasants, her husband's formal title until January 1, 1815; thereafter, Thomas Ritchie, the printer to the Senate, assumed that larger role, with his protégé, Thomas Burling, taking on his old assignment; this division of labor meant that most of the session's printing was completed at the Argus Office, with Ritchie picking up the load with the start of the new year, just three weeks work; still, the daily House journal was issued from the Argus Office for the duration of the Assembly. This work distribution informs the attribution made here.
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