1818.127: Petition asking Capital Increase and Branch Office of Bank of the Valley.

Published: 1818

Full Title: To the honorable the General Assembly ... petition of the subscribers, stockholders in the Bank of the Valley in Virginia ...

Author: Stockholders in the Bank of the Valley in Virginia.

Place Issued: Shepherdstown

Issuing Press: Robinson & Harper

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 47 cm. x 28 cm. (broadside).


Petitioners sought an increase in the capitalization ($ 130,000) of the Bank of the Valley of Virginia in order to allow for opening a branch office in Shepherdstown. Despite a positive committee report on the petition, the resulting bill was defeated on January 27, 1819. Sheet lacks colophon; item carries a manuscript notation for December 14, 1818, the day it was received by the Assembly; at that time the only press in Shepherdstown was that of the firm of Robinson & Harper; as this title clearly was intended to benefit the residents of both Shepherdstown and surrounding Jefferson County, it undoubted issued from that press, so the attributions reported here; the first names of the partners have not been determined..

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