ACTS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF VIRGINIA, PASSED AT THE EXTRA SESSION, WHICH ASSEMBLED AT RICHMOND ON THE NINETEENTH DAY OF JUNE, 1865

ACTS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF VIRGINIA, PASSED AT THE EXTRA SESSION, WHICH ASSEMBLED AT RICHMOND ON THE NINETEENTH DAY OF JUNE, 1865

Richmond [Virginia]: Republic Book and Job Office, 1865.

Original Sewn Wrappers. 8vo.; in the publisher’s original printed sewn wrappers; 9 pages, [3]. A bit of soiling to the cover.~~The days following the immediate end of the Civil War must have been a bewildering time. Virginia’s General Assembly got right down to it, however: “[T]he time has arrived when it would be safe and expedient to restore to the rights of voters certain persons who are disfranchised by the provision of the third article of the Constitution of Virginia” and who now swear “to faithfully support, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States and the union of the States thereunder” (p. 5). And by Joint Resolution affirms “That the general policy of the present Federal Administration, and especially its policy in regard to reconstruction in Virginia, is eminently wise, just and proper, and merits the warm approval of the loyal people of Virginia (p. [xi]).~~These were weighty acts. And at the same time ordinary business continued -- making provision for the support of the Lunatic Asylums in Williamsburg and Staunton” (p. [3]) and “[A]n act to divorce Jane Craft, of Norfolk county, from her husband” (p. 4).

Very Good binding.
Item #293535

Price: $100.00