Thomas Jefferson Papers

Proclamation of Embargo, 19 January 1781

Proclamation of Embargo

[Richmond] 19 Jan. 1781. A reissue of the Proclamation of 30 Nov. 1779, q.v., extending the embargo “until the end of the next session of Assembly.”

Engrossed copy (Vi); 2 p.; in a clerk’s hand, signed by TJ, with seal attached; endorsed: “a proclamation for laying an embargo. Jany 19. 81.” Printed in Va. Gaz. (D & N description begins Virginia Gazette (Williamsburg, 1751–1780, and Richmond, 1780–1781). Abbreviations for publishers of the several newspapers of this name, frequently published concurrently, include the following: c & D (Clarkson & Davis), D & H (Dixon & Hunter), D & N (Dixon & Nicolson), P & D (Purdie & Dixon). In all other cases the publisher’s name is not abbreviated description ends ) 17 Feb. 1781; renewed 26 Mch. 1781 and printed in same, 31 Mch., 7, 14 Apr.

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