1816.143: Petition seeking a State-Chartered Bank at Dumfries.

Published: 1816

Full Title: To the honorable the Speaker and House of Delegates ... petition ... inhabitants of ... Dumfries ...

Author: Inhabitants of Dumfries Area.

Place Issued: Virginia

Issuing Press: Uncertain

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 24 cm. x 20 cm. (broadside).


Petitioners request for creating a new bank at Dumfries was declined by the Assembly, even as this session created new banks at Winchester and Wheeling. Sheet lacks colophon; only known copy, held in the state archives at the Library of Virginia, is dated in manuscript on November 16, 1816, the date it was received by the House; context suggests an origin in either Alexandria or Fredericksburg, but lacking any further evidence, an attribution is impracticable, so the indeterminacy here.

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