1816.136: The Constitution of '76.

Published: 1816

Full Title: The Constitution of '76 by a member of the Staunton Convention.

Author: Member of the Staunton Convention.

Place Issued: Virginia

Issuing Press: Uncertain

Description: 64 pgs.; 22 cm.


Only known copy, held by the Virginia Historical Society, lacks imprint and date; as this work represents a commentary on inequities embodied in the state's 1776 constitution, and as the Staunton Convention was called to draft resolutions to force a constitutional convention to correct those problems, this title likely issued between the end of the convention on August 24th and the beginning of the ensuing General Assembly on November 11th, in an attempt to influence the legislature's deliberations, hence the date supplied here; however, any one of the presses then operating in the 35 counties that sent delegates to this convention could have printed this item for its anonymous author, so the indeterminacy here.

Printer-Friendly PDF

Go back to Index of Imprint Records