1816.142: Petition seeking New County from Berkeley and Hampshire Counties.

Published: 1816

Full Title: To the honorable, the General Assembly ... inhabitants of the counties of Berkeley and Hampshire ... ask that a county may be constituted ...

Author: Citizens of Berkeley and Hampshire.

Place Issued: Virginia

Issuing Press: Uncertain

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 32 cm. x 19 cm. (broadside).


Petitioners request for creating a new county out of their parts of Berkeley and Hampshire counties was declined by this session of Assembly. Sheet lacks colophon; only known copy, held in the state archives at the Library of Virginia, is dated in manuscript on November 14, 1816, the date it was received by the House; context suggests an origin in either Martinsburg or Winchester, but lacking any further evidence, an attribution is impracticable, so the indeterminacy here.

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