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[ACTS PASSED AT A GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA: BEGUN AND HELD AT THE PUBLIC BUILDINGS IN THE TOWN OF RICHMOND, ON MONDAY THE FIFTH DAY OF NOVEMBER, IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-ONE]
[Richmond: Printed by John Dunlap and James Hayes, 1782].. [3]-32pp. Lacks the titlepage. Folio. Half calf and marbled boards in antique style, leather label. Some leaves tanned, faint dampstain to most leaves, minor scattered contemporary ink marginalia. Good. A rare Revolutionary War imprint, comprising the session laws for the Virginia General Assembly in the fall and early winter of 1781, in the immediate wake of the victory at Yorktown. The assembly had just recently moved back to Richmond after retreating to Charlottesville earlier in the year to avoid the British near the coast, and Cornwallis had surrendered less than a month earlier at Yorktown. The work includes several acts relating to the war, specifically an act to "adjust and regulate the pay and accounts of the Officers and Soldiers of the Virginia line on Continental establishment...," an act for supplying the "Southern Army with Waggons and Horses," an act regulating militia pay, an act "to regulate Impresses" of property, and an act for recruiting "the Virginia Line on the Continental Establishment." Also includes state business regarding tobacco, taxation, an act appointing a deputy in the Kentucky territory, and more. Exceedingly rare, with only two copies in OCLC, at the Jenkins Law Library (mistakenly cataloged as printed in 1781) and the Library of Virginia. One additional copy listed in ESTC at the University of Virginia. EVANS 17781. ESTC W23690. OCLC 41248219, 7083017.
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