The Resource Please note that Enclosure #7 was found subsequent to filming

Please note that Enclosure #7 was found subsequent to filming

Label
1797 December 4
Inclusive dates
1797 December 4
Title variation
Executive Communications
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Contains a letter from Governor James Wood to [John Wise, Speaker of the House of Delegates], enclosing various papers received since the last session. Enclosure #1 contains a statement of expenditures on account of the Penitentiary prepared by Samuel Shepard, Auditor of Public Accounts, between 6 May & 30 October 1797. Enclosure #2 contains copies of five letters between the Governor & Charles Lee, U.S. Attorney General, and John Marshall respecting the suit instituted by the Indiana Company in the U.S. Supreme Court against Virginia. Wood writes to Lee requesting him to serve as counsel on behalf of Virginia in the suit. Lee replies to the Governor accepting the position on 24 January 1797. The remaining letters relate to specifics on the case
  • Enclosure #3 contains copies of five letters between Governor Wood and Henry Tazewell & Stevens Thomson Mason, Virginia's senators in Congress, regarding resolutions by the General Assembly for an Amendment to the U.S. Constitution respecting the suability of states and the impost duties on the importation of arms. Also included is a copy of a resolution of Congress from Samuel A. Otis, Secretary, & John Beckley, Clerk, concerning the states' ratification of the Amendment to the Constitution. Enclosure #4 contains correspondence from Jacob Cook, John Strode, John Tinsley, George Ming, & William Strode regarding proposals for manufacturing arms and cartridge boxes. Enclosure #5 is not included, but contained copies of correspondence between the Governor and the Attorney General and John Breckinridge regarding an entry of land made by George Rogers Clark in the State of Kentucky, along with an extract of the treaty between the U.S. & the Chickasaw Nation
  • Enclosure #6 contains a copy of the contract between the governor and William Price & John Harvie to record all plats, grants, & certificates of survey remaining in the Land Office according to the resolution of the General Assembly passed in 1794. Also included are two accounts of expenditures by William Price prepared by Samuel Shepard, Auditor. Enclosure #7 contains copies of correspondence between Governor James Wood; James Garrard, Governor of Kentucky; Robert Brooke, Attorney General of Virginia; Harry Toulmin, Secretary of State of Kentucky; John Breckinridge; and commissioners on the part of Virginia regarding the boundary line between the states. Enclosure #8 contains copies of correspondence between the Governor and Robert Quarles, Superintendent of the Public Arsenal at Point of Fork, regarding the employment of additional artificers. Also included is a copy of the advice of the Council, a quarterly return of arms & military stores, and a list of ordnance belonging to the state lying at different places
  • Enclosure #9 is not included, but contained annual statements of the Commonwealth's revenue & expenditures, a list of balances due from the several counties, and other arrearages still remaining due to the Commonwealth. Enclosure #10 contains a copy of a letter from Governor Wood to the Governor of Maryland regarding the resolution of the State of Maryland respecting the adjustment of part of the boundary line between Maryland & Virginia. Also included is a copy of a circular letter from Governor Wood to Thomas Jefferson, John Marshall, Edmund Randolph, Robert Brooke, Ludwell Lee, Bushrod Washington, and John Taylor regarding the resolution on the boundary line passed by the Virginia General Assembly. Enclosure #11 contains a copy of a letter from Timothy Pickering, Secretary of State, to the Governor enclosing an act "to provide for the further dedence of the ports and harbours of the United States." The act is a printed copy signed by Pickering
Note
  • Forms part of the General Assembly, House of Delegates, Speaker, Executive communications collection.
  • Agency history record describes the history and functions of the Virginia General Assembly, House of Delegates, Speaker. (Search Virginia General Assembly House of Delegates as author).
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Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
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Also available on microfilm
Cataloging source
Vi
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
Form designation
Papers
Label
Please note that Enclosure #7 was found subsequent to filming
Note
Please note that Enclosure #7 was found subsequent to filming
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  • The Library of Virginia
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Inventory
Extent
22
Immediate source of acquisition
House Speaker's Office
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001500912
Type of unit
items.

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