1742.003: Speech of the Governor to the General Assembly (May 1742).

Published: 1742

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 (2 pgs.); 30 cm. (fol.)


Address of the resident governor opening the Assembly session, setting out the legislative priorities of the imperial administration, delivered on May 6, 1742. Session was called to attend to regular business upon Gooch's return to Virginia from the unsuccessful Cartagena Expedition of 1740-41 in the War of Jenkins' Ear (1739-42).

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