The Resource Written Advices of the Virginia Council of State

Written Advices of the Virginia Council of State

Label
Written Advices of the Virginia Council of State, 1832-1851
Title
Written Advices of the Virginia Council of State
Inclusive dates
1832-1851
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Contains written advices submitted to the governor by the Virginia Council of State. Each advice is usually dated and often features the name of the particular council member who authored the opinion. The advices vary in length and contain the Council's opinion on many issues including nominations and appointments, elections, the payment of fees to government officials for services rendered, and recommendations for clemency
Note
Agency history record describes the history and functions of the Virginia Council of State. (Search author as Virginia Council of State).
Member of
Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
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. The council members were elected by the General Assembly rather than appointed by the governor. 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
Written Advices of the Virginia Council of State
Note
Part of Record Group 75 (Council of State)
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically.
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
.68
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Acquisition information unavailable
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001621697
Terms governing use
There are no use restrictions.
Type of unit
cu. ft. (2 boxes)

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