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Label
1808 December 5
Inclusive dates
1808 December 5
Title variation
Executive Communications
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Contains a letter from Governor William H. Cabell, Richmond, to [Hugh Nelson], Speaker of the House of Delegates, regarding foreign relations with the belligerent powers in Europe, the President's call for a detachment of militia, the Manufactory of Arms, the training & disciplining of the militia, public roads & canals, the navigation of the James River, education, the vacancy in the offices of Treasurer and Register of the Land Office from the deaths of Gen. William Moseley & William Price to be filled by Gen. John Preston & David S. Garland, the act to organize and establish a superior court of law and equity in each county, the Auditor of Public Account's statements, and the Penitentiary. The Governor transmits various documents labeled "A" through "K" to the General Assembly
  • Enclosure "A" contains a copy of a letter from H[enry] Dearborn, War Dept., regarding the act of Congress "authorizing a detachment from the militia of the United States." According to Dearborn, Virginia's quota consists of 10,198 militia who are to be organized, armed, & equipped. Also included are printed copies of "an act authorizing a detachment from the militia of the United States, "an act authorizing the President of the United States to accept the service of a number of volunteer companies not exceeding thirty thousand men," and General Orders of Governor Cabell directing Virginia's quota of militia to be detached and organized. Enclosure "B" is not included, but contained advices on the subject of arms made at the Armory. Enclosure "C" is also not included, but contained a report of the Secretary of the Treasury on the subject of roads and canals
  • Enclosure "D" contains a copy of the report by Charles Beale, Joseph Grigsby, & others, the Commissioners on the state of the James River as improved by the James River Company. Enclosure "E" contains a copy of a letter from W. Foushee & E. Carrington, the Directors of the James River Company, regarding the improvements made on the bed of the James River. Also included is a copy of a letter to the Commissioners and numerous affidavits in support of their improvement of the James River. Enclosure "F" contains a report by J. Grigsby, Andrew Beirne, & C. Simon, Commissioners appointed by "an act concerning the road from the upper navigation of the Kanawha River to the upper navigation of the James River
  • Enclosure "G" contains a copy of a letter from Joseph Prentis, William Nelson, & others regarding the "act to organize and establish a Superior Court of Law in each county of this Commonwealth." Prentis, et al., enclose their plan for a division of the State of Virginia into twelve judicial circuits with a reference to the criterion of population and business. Enclosure "H" contains various statements by Samuel Shepard, Auditor of Public Accounts including: a list of balances from 1 October 1808; a general state of the Commonwealth's revenue for 1807; a state of the revenue tax for the year 1807 arising on land, slaves, & other property; the amount of surplus on tobacco exported from 1 October 1807 to 1 October 1808; the amount of tax on law process, etc., from 1 October 1806 to 1 October 1807; the amount of register's fees from 1 October 1807 to 1 October 1808, and a list of expenditures charged on the revenue of 1806 from 1 October 1807 to 1 October 1808. Also included is a printed copy of the statements
  • Enclosure "I" contains a general statement by Abraham Douglas, Keeper of the Penitentiary, showing the cost of articles bought by the Agent for Manufacture in the Penitentiary, of tools & machinery for carrying on the factories, cost of rations, etc. Enclosure "K" contains an extract from the minutes of the Board of Visitors of the Penitentiary, along with a table showing the number of prisoners convicted from each district, their place of nativity, the number of years they were sentenced, and their crimes from 1 Dec. 1807 to 1 Dec. 1808
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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
Papers
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  • The Library of Virginia
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Inventory
Extent
10
Immediate source of acquisition
House Speaker's Office
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001508249
Type of unit
items.

Library Locations

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