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1803 January 15
Inclusive dates
1803 January 15
Title variation
Executive Communications
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Contains a letter from Governor John Page, Richmond, to Edmund Harrison, Speaker of the House of Delegates, enclosing a report of the Inspectors of the Penitentiary House and a letter from Martin Mims, Keeper of the Penitentiary. The report provides information on the expenses of the institution, the employment of convicts, the role of the Keeper, solitary confinement, an outer wall for the safekeeping of the prisoners, rations, and compensation for the inspectors. The report was prepared by William DuVal, Chairman of the Board of Inspectors, and William Dabney, Clerk. The letter from Martin Mims, dated 13 January 1803, relates to an implication within the Inspector's report that he has not complied with their orders. Mims requests that the Inspectors state their charges against him so that he can defend himself
  • The report submitted by the Inspectors of the Penitentiary includes the financial accounts of Martin Mims against the Penitentiary from 12 April 1800 through 5 December 1802. In addition, there are various other miscellaneous accounts & statements including: an account of expenses of prosecutions and removal of prisoners to the Penitentiary convicted at the Spring & Fall Terms 1802; an inventory of manufactured articles & raw materials on hand on 5 December 1803; accounts of prisoners remaining in the Jail & Penitentiary through December 1802; an account of prisoners received in the Jail & Penitentiary in 1802; a statement of prisoners discharged from the Penitentiary in 1802; and a statement of accounts adjusted by the Inspectors from 5 December 1801 to 4 December 1802
  • Noteworthy are the accounts of prisoners remaining & received in the Penitentiary since they provide the name of the prisoner, when received, district convicted, crime, period of confinement, period of solitary confinement, of what country, and town or county born in. In addition, the accounts of prisoners remaining also provide "how employed," "debtor," "creditor," & "remarks."
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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
Letters, report, statements, and accounts
Label
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  • The Library of Virginia
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Inventory
Extent
85
Immediate source of acquisition
House Speaker's Office
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001503573
Type of unit
leaves.

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