1746.002: Speech of the Governor to the General Assembly (February 1746)

Published: 1746

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 continued and held by prorogation, at the city of Williamsburg, on Thursday the twentieth day of February, in the nineteenth year of the reign of His Majesty King George II. annoq; Domini 1745 [i.e. 1746 n.s.].

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

Place Issued: Williamsburg

Issuing Press: William Parks

Description: 4 pgs.; (fol.)


Address of the resident governor opening the Assembly session, setting out the legislative priorities of the imperial administration, delivered on February 20, 1745/6. Gooch called this special session to discuss the outbreak of the Jacobite Rebellion and to enlist provisions for transport ships which, en route from Gibraltar to Louisburg, had been forced by winds onto the Virginia coastline. Only known copy in the files of the Public Records Office in London.

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