1816.147: Petition seeking Canal on South Side of James River near Manchester.

Published: 1816

Full Title: To the Speakers and Members of both Houses ... petition ... inhabitants of the [blank] ...

Author: Citizens of Goochland County.

Place Issued: Richmond

Issuing Press: Uncertain

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 25 cm. x 20 cm. (broadside).


Only known copy, held in the state archives at the Library of Virginia, is dated in manuscript on November 19, 1816, the date it was received by the House; that copy also has manuscript completion of blanks in name of Goochland County; petitioners wrote in support of a plan to build a canal on the Manchester side of the James River; those requests were declined by this session of the Assembly. Sheet lacks colophon; context clearly indicates a Richmond origin; however, the multiplicity of presses operating there then make an attribution impracticable without further evidence, so the indeterminacy here.

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