Thomas Jefferson Papers

Proclamation of Embargo, 26 March 1781

Proclamation of Embargo

[Richmond] 26 March 1781. A reissue of the Proclamation of 30 Nov. 1779, q.v., extending the embargo “until the end of the next session of Assembly.”

No MS copy of this reissue has been found (see that under 19 Jan. 1781), but the text was printed in Va. Gaz. (d & n), 31 Mch. 1781, TJ having been authorized by the Council to reissue it on 26 Mch. (Va. Council Jour. description begins Journals of the Council of the State of Virginia, ed. H. R. McIlwaine description ends , ii, 319).

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