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Label
1798 December 3
Inclusive dates
1798 December 3
Title variation
Executive Communications
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Contains a letter from Governor James Wood, in Council, to [John Wise], Speaker of the House of Delegates, enclosing various documents since the last session of the General Assembly. Enclosure #1 contains a copy of a letter from Increase Sumner, Governor of Massachusetts, transmitting resolutions of the Massachusetts General Assembly for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution. These resolutions relate to additional requirements for holding Federal offices in order to prevent foreign influence. In addition, this enclosure includes a letter from Jonathan Trumbull, Jr., Governor of Connecticut, transmitting similar resolutions of the Connecticut General Assembly. Enclosure #2 is not included, but contained a memorial of the Mayor & Inhabitants of Alexandria and correspondence between Governor Wood and the Governor of Maryland regarding the quarantine of vessels from foreign ports. Enclosure #3 contains a copy of a letter from Governor Wood to John Clarke regarding the plan of the Manufactory of Arms to produce 4,000 stand of arms annually for the use of Virginia's infantry & cavalry. Also included is a report by John Clarke containing his plan for the Manufactory with specific details on the number of artificers required for the works and an estimate of the cost of stone work, brick-making, etc., in the construction. Lastly, there are extracts of the contracts for materials and construction of the Manufactory; warrants issued for establishing a Manufactory of Arms; a resolution from the James River Company for furnishing water for the use of the Manufactory; and an extract of a letter from Mr. King to Mr. [James] Swan regarding the importation of arms
  • Enclosure #4 contains a quarterly return of arms, ammunition, and military stores at the Point of Fork Arsenal by Robert Quarles, Superintendent. Enclosure #5 contains a copy of the report of Benjamin Henry Latrobe, Architect, and Thomas Callis, Superintendent, on the state of the progress of the Penitentiary. Also included is a list of warrants issued by Samuel Shepard, Auditor of Public Accounts, for the Penitentiary between 6 May 1797 and 30 November 1798. Enclosure #6 contains an extract of a letter from Henry Tazewell, U.S. Senator, regarding the cession of land from Virginia to the United States Northwest of the Ohio River
  • Enclosure #7 contains the annual statements of the Commonwealth's revenue and expenditures for the year 1797, along with a list of balances due from the several counties as stated by Samuel Shepard, Auditor of Public Accounts. Enclosure #8 contains a certificate of the Committee stating the amount of specie in the Treasury. The document is signed by J. Pendleton and Samuel McCraw. Enclosure #9 contains a letter from Samuel A. Otis, Secretary of the U.S. Senate, transmitting a copy of the journals of the 2nd Session of the 5th Congress (journals not included)
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
Additional physical form
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
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  • The Library of Virginia
Cumulative index finding aids
Inventory
Extent
8
Immediate source of acquisition
House Speaker's Office
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001502960
Type of unit
items.

Library Locations

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