1817.106: Postscript of Alexander Smyth to Freeholders of Congressional District 6.

Published: 1817

Full Title: Postcript [sic] to An address to the freeholders of Washington, Wythe, Russell, Lee, Scott, Grayson, and Tazewell. Since I addressed you, fellow citizens, two subjects have come before the House of Delegates, which I have deemed of some importance, as affecting the public faith, and the character of the legislature of the state. … Alexander Smyth. Richmond, February 18, 1817.

Author: Smyth, Alexander (1765-1830).

Place Issued: Richmond

Issuing Press: Uncertain

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 24 cm. x 19 cm. (broadside).


An addendum to his Address to Freeholders of Congressional District 6 (1817.105), now lost; this title was issued near end of Assembly session that met from November 11, 1816, to February 22, 1817; previously Smyth announced his intention to seek an open congressional seat created by the retirement of Federalist congressman Daniel Sheffey (1770-1830) in a letter to his Wythe County constituents (1816.128); in the two ensuing letters, he addressed voters in the larger district he hoped to represent in Congress, which included Wythe;, Smyth defeated Federalist Benjamin Estill (1780-1853) in that subsequent election by a 2-1 margin and represented the 6th Virginia Congressional District until 1825, then again from 1827 until his death.

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