1815.002: Bill to Raise a Force for Defence of this Commonwealth, as amended (3).
Full Title: [Bill for raising troops for the defence of the state, as amended. Jan. 6, 1815].
Author: Virginia. General Assembly.
Place Issued: Richmond
Issuing Press: Thomas Ritchie
No copy known extant; the House ordered 250 copies of this bill printed on January 6, 1815, for use of the Assembly in its deliberations; this was the latest in a series of publications starting with the original bill in November (1814.128), an amended version in December (1814.137), two sets pf proposed amendments (1814.138 & 1814.139), and an amended version the day before (1815.001); more printings would follow before the debate resulted in passage of a lengthy law on January 18. 1815 (Chap. VI of Acts of October 1814 Assembly). Thomas Ritchie became printer to the Commonwealth on January 1, 1815, when the brief license granted to Deborah W. L. Pleasants expired; she had assumed the formal title on the death of her husband, Samuel Pleasants, in October, six days before this session opened; but as of January 1st, that title fell to Ritchie, printer to the Senate, with his protégé, Thomas Burling, taking on his old assignment. Still, for the last three weeks of the session, the House journals continued to be produced by the Argus Office of the Pleasants estate.
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