Acts Passed at a General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Begun and Held at the Public Buildings in the City of Richmond, on Monday the Fifth Day of May, in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-Three. [with:] Acts Passed at a General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Begun and Held at the Public Buildings in the City of Richmond, on Monday the Twentieth Day of October, in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-Three
Richmond: Printed by John Dunlap and James Hayes, . Folio. 45, , 26pp.
Bound to style in half calf and marbled boards, leather label. Short repaired tear to second titlepage, some leaves toned, faint dampstain throughout.
Ending the Revolution in Virginia.
A rare pair of Virginia imprints comprising the session laws for the state assembly in 1783. Understandably, these session laws are concerned with issues relating to the Revolutionary War, with acts in the first imprint touching on the seizure of British goods, claims for property taken for public use, soldier pay, and more. The war ended between the two sessions featured here, and as such, the second session is concerned with issues beyond the war, such as taxation, the emancipation of certain slaves who served Virginia in the war, and the surveying of land given to officers and soldiers of the Continental Army. Both works are rare in institutions and in the marketplace, with but three and two copies in OCLC, respectively.
ESTC W14155, W23693; Evans 18282, 18283; OCLC 7082991, 7082960.