1817.055: Form for Survey of Members of Agricultural Society of Albemarle.

Published: 1817

Full Title: Extract from the proceedings of the Agricultural Society of Albemarle.

Author: Agricultural Society of Albemarle.

Place Issued: Richmond

Issuing Press: Uncertain

Description: 2 sheets (broadsides, printed recto only).


Caption title only at head of 1st sheet; that title conceals fact that this item is a form that all members of the society were asked to complete in order to compile a report on the current practices that they and their nearest neighbors employed in managing their farms/estates; text prints extracts from proceedings of the society on October 7th and November 4th, 1817, on society's decision to compile such a report and its drafting of a form to gather the desired information; sheets offer headings for 13 queries with ample space for answers to each. Sheets lack any colophon; the members of the committee tasked to gather this information are all notable Republicans, some with ongoing connections to Richmond publisher Thomas Ritchie; so it is probable that this item issued from the office of Ritchie, Trueheart, & DuVal there; however, with other Republican printers then in the capital, those presses cannot be definitively excluded, so the indeterminacy reported here.

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