1734.004: Speech of the Governor to the General Assembly (August 1734)

Published: 1734

Full Title: The speech of the Honourable William Gooch, Esq, His Majesty's lieutenant governor and commander in chief, of the colony of Virginia, to the General Assembly: at a session begun and held at the city of Williamsburg on Thursday the 22d day of August, in the eighth year of the reign of His Majesty King George II. Annoq. Dom' 1734.

Author: Gooch, William, Sir (1681-1751), lieutenant governor.

Place Issued: Williamsburg

Issuing Press: William Parks

Description: 4 pgs.; 35 cm. (fol.)


Address of the resident governor opening the Assembly session, setting out the legislative priorities of the imperial administration. Here Gooch asked for a reauthorization of the 1730 tobacco-inspection law, then about to expire, with its continuation for more than four years, as well as revisions to the militia law.

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