1816.058: Proceedings of the Convention at Richmond (March 1775).

Published: 1816

Full Title: The proceedings of the convention of delegates for the counties and corporations in the colony of Virginia, : held at Richmond town, in the county of Henrico, on the 20th of March, 1775. Re-printed by a resolution of the House of Delegates, of the 24th February, 1816.

Author: Virginia. Convention of March 1775 (Second Convention).

Place Issued: Richmond

Issuing Press: Ritchie, Trueheart, and DuVal

Description: 8 pgs.; 28 cm. (8vo).


In response to public debate over calling a convention to revise the state's constitution, the Assembly passed an act at the end of their 1815-16 session requiring the Executive to have the proceedings of the Revolutionary Conventions of 1776 & 1776 reprinted and to have 500 copies of them distributed across the state. This item is the first title in that mandated series; these records were originally published by Alexander Purdie in two editions (1775.004, 1775.005), and by John Dixon & William Hunter (1775.006); copies of those editions were rare by 1816, so the impetus for their reprinting. This series was issued after May 1816 when firm of Ritchie, Trueheart, and DuVal began.

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