1781 · Richmond
The Virginia legislature on the run during the American Revolution.
An important pair of Revolutionary War Virginia session laws, with much content relating to the conflict. At this time British military activity had made it necessary for the legislature to flee Williamsburg and move inland to greater safety at Richmond. Many on the laws relate to the conduct of the war, including acts relating to guards for garrison duty, an act for "procuring a supply of Money for the Exigencies of the War," an act for "making good the future pay of the Army," an act for clothing the Army, an act to "raise two Legions for the defence of the state," an act for the recruitment of troops and supplies, and an act to exempt iron workers from militia duty. Also includes acts pertaining to slavery, tobacco, land claims, taxation, lawful marriage, infrastructure, and much more. Very rare, with only two copies of each in OCLC, one pair each at the Library of Virginia and the Virginia Historical Society Library.
Evans 17407, 17408; ESTC W23687, W23688; OCLC 7056728, 7071256. (Inventory #: 29812)