1819.044: Letters on Lottery held for Benefit of the Richmond Academy.

Published: 1819

Full Title: The following letter, with the accompanying documents, were received in the House of Delegates on the 2d day of March 1819 and they are now printed with a view of affording to the public the same satisfactory explanation that was afforded to that honorable body.

Author: Tucker, George (1775-1861).

Place Issued: Richmond

Issuing Press: Uncertain

Description: [3 pgs.]; 27 cm. (4to).


Tucker reported to an unnamed committee of the House on the conduct of a lottery held in 1806 for the benefit of the Richmond Academy, which was then seeking support from the publically-funded Literary Fund, along with several other Virginia educational institutions. Only known copy is held by the Library of Virginia; item lacks imprint or colophon, bearing caption title only; text indicates a Richmond origin, , but multiplicity of presses there makes an attribution to any one of them impracticable without more evidence, so indeterminacy reported here. Item not reported in Swem, so not a state-funded imprint.

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