The Resource Constitutional Convention of 1901-1902 check book

Constitutional Convention of 1901-1902 check book

Label
Constitutional Convention of 1901-1902 check book, 1901-1902
Title
Constitutional Convention of 1901-1902 check book
Inclusive dates
1901-1902
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • These records are part of Auditor of Public Accounts. Administration of State Government: Constitutional Conventions - Convention of 1901-1902
  • Volume contains dates and amounts of payments to delegates for mileage and expenditures for the period from 18 June 1901 to 7 August 1902
Note
Agency history record describes the history and functions of the Virginia Auditor of Public Accounts (1776-1928) (Search as Virginia Auditor of Public Accounts (1776-1928))
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Biographical or historical data
At the close of the nineteenth century, Virginia's Democrat-controlled General Assembly called for a convention to revise the Underwood Constitution, and the voters of Virginia approved the call in a spring 1900 referendum. The political forces that led to the convention of 1901-1902 were many: electoral reform, streamlining the state's judicial system, the need for primary elections to nominate candidates for the United States Senate, and regulation of the railroads. Democratic party leaders from the eastern and southern portions of the state sought to deny the vote to blacks, whose allegiance to the Republican party made it formidable, and public sought support for disfranchisement was growing. The voters elected twelve Republicans and 88 Democratic delegates to the convention that met in two sessions between 12 June 1901 and 26 June 1902.
Citation location within source
entry no. 137
Citation source
Auditor of Public Accounts inventory
Label
Constitutional Convention of 1901-1902 check book
Arrangement
Alphabetical by name of delegate.
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  • The Library of Virginia
Cumulative index finding aids
Indexed.
Extent
1
Immediate source of acquisition
Check book, 1901-1902,
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000484656
Type of unit
v.

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