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Guide to the Richard Varick Petition to Congress MSS.0591

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Author:

Finding aid prepared by Lydia Wommack

Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

January 2011

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-04-23T10:18-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

April 2013
Collection Title:

Richard Varick Petition to Congress

Unit ID:

MSS.0591

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet (1 petition, 3 pages)

Dates:

1829 September 29

Abstract:

A petition to Congress written by several members of the "Committee of Petitioners in the City of New York" to "prevent the transportation of the mail on the Sabbath and the keeping open of post-offices on that holy day."

creator

Varick, Richard, 1753-1831

Scope and Contents note

This collection is a petition to Congress written by several members of the "Committee of Petitioners in the City of New York." The main concern of the petition is "to prevent the transportation of the mail on the Sabbath and the keeping open of post-offices on that holy day." The petition is a mixture of handwritten and typed concerns.

Processing Information:

Processed by

Brittany Ray, 2007; updated by Martha Bace, 2013

Acquisition Information:

gift of Wade Hall, 2005

Biographical/Historical note

Richard Varick and the others involved in the creation of the petition were on the "Committee of Petitioners in the City of New York."

Preferred Citation:

Richard Varick Petition to Congress, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Access Restrictions:

None

Usage Restrictions:

None

Source(s)

Hall, Wade H. (Library_of_Congress_Name_Authority_File)

Community and Place (localbroad)

Government, Law and Politics (localbroad)

Legal documents (aat)

New York (N.Y.) (lcsh)

New York (State)--Politics and government (lcsh)

Postal service--Law and legislation--United States (lcsh)

Religion and Spirituality (localbroad)

Petition Box SC0064 Folder 591