1817.021: Act arranging Senatorial Districts and Equalizing the Land Tax.

Published: 1817

Full Title: An Act for arranging the counties into districts for the election of senators and for equalizing the land tax.

Author: Virginia. General Assembly.

Place Issued: Richmond

Issuing Press: Thomas Ritchie

Description: Unrecorded


Act represents the compromise forged during the November 1816 Assembly over the issues raised by the Staunton Convention; this act reorganized the Virginia Senate districts into a more equitable arrangement while granting tidewater counties some relief on land taxes (Chap. V of Acts of the November 1816 Assembly). No copy known extant; Thomas Ritchie, the public printer, was ordered on February 18, 1817, to print 1000 copies of this bill for the use of the Assembly.

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