1740.010: Speech of the Governor to the General Assembly (August 1740)

Published: 1740

Full Title: The speech of the Honourable William Gooch, Esq;

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

Place Issued: Williamsburg

Issuing Press: William Parks

Description: 1 sheet (1 pg.); 30 x 18 cm. (fol.)


Address of the resident governor opening the Assembly session, setting out the legislative priorities of the imperial administration, delivered on August 21, 1740. Called in response to the Anglo-Spanish War of 1739-42 (War of Jenkins' Ear), Gooch asked for monies to pay for supplies for the colonial expeditions against Spanish America then gathering.

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