The Resource List of subjects for consideration

List of subjects for consideration

Label
List of subjects for consideration, 1807
Title
List of subjects for consideration
Inclusive dates
1807
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Contains a list of subjects submitted to the Council of State between 16 May and 30 October 1807. The list provides a brief description of the subject under consideration and indicates what action was taken (e.g. postponed, commissioned, allowed, rejected, read, etc.). Some examples of subjects under consideration include nominations & recommendations of justices, pardon applications, commissions for militia officers, claims for land bounties, accounts, correspondence, bonds, petitions & memorials, etc
Note
Agency history record describes the history and functions of the Virginia Council of State. (Search Virginia Virginia Council of State as author).
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Action
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Biographical or historical data
The Council of State was established by the constitution adopted on June 29, 1776, to assist the governor in the administration of the government. It had its origin in the earlier Council of colonial Virginia, but was a more powerful check on the authority of the governor. The council members were elected by the General Assembly rather than appointed by the governor as had been the case with the colonial Council. By the middle of the nineteenth century, however, the need for a stronger chief executive had become evident. The new constitution adopted in 1851 made no provision for an advisory council, and on January 15, 1852, the Council of state adjourned for the last time.
Cataloging source
VIC
Citation source
Salmon, John S., comp. A GUIDE TO STATE RECORDS IN THE ARCHIVES BRANCH OF THE VIRGINIA BRANCH OF THE VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES. Richmond: Virginia State Library, 1985
Label
List of subjects for consideration
Note
These records are part of the Council of State record group (RG# 75)
Arrangement
Arranged in chronological order.
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Cumulative index finding aids
Inventory
Extent
1
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Organization method
Organized into the following series: Series I. List of Subjects for Consideration, 1807.
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001608712
Terms governing use
There are no use restrictions.
Type of unit
v. ( pages unnumbered)

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