Early Virginia Religious Petitions

Rights and Reproductions

The Library of Congress is providing access to the Early Virginia Religious Petitions for noncommercial, educational and research purposes through the generous cooperation of the Library of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia. The original petitions, the microfilm copy of the collection, and associated access aids are held and maintained by the Library of Virginia and have been reproduced here with permission. While the Library of Congress is not aware of any copyrights or other rights associated with this collection, the written permission of any copyright owners and/or other rights holders (such as holders of publicity or privacy rights) is required for reproduction, distribution, or other use of any protected items beyond that allowed by fair use or other statutory exemptions. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item and securing any necessary permissions ultimately rests with the persons desiring to use the item.

The access aid Calendar of Religious Petitions Submitted to the Colonial and State Legislatures, 1774-1802 and the essay "Legislative Petitions," prepared by the staff at the Library of Virginia, have been adapted and reproduced with permission.

All inquiries concerning copyright and use restrictions should be directed to the Library of Virginia:

Conley Edwards, State Archivist
The Library of Virginia
800 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA
(804) 692-3554

How to Order Reproductions

To request a copy of a religious petition from the Library of Virginia, go to Ordering Materials.

Print out the archives request form and supply the following information:

  1. Full Date of Petition
  2. Name of County
  3. Subject of Petition

NOTE: The Library of Virginia does not accept requests for copies via electronic mail.