1754.009: Speech of the Governor proroguing the General Assembly (August 1754).

Published: 1754

Full Title: September 5th, 1754. The speech of the Honorable Robert Dinwiddie, Esq; His Majesty's lieutenant-governor, and commander in chief, of the colony and dominion of Virginia, at the prorogation of the General Assembly.

Author: Dinwiddie, Robert (1693-1770), lieutenant governor.

Place Issued: Williamsburg

Issuing Press: William Hunter

Description: 2 pgs.; (fol.)


Dinwiddie dismissed the House of Burgesses for not acting more aggressively against the danger posed by French forces then in the Ohio country, his reason for calling this special session following George Washington's defeat at Fort Necessity on July 3rd; it met just 14 days: August 22 to September 5, 1754.. Hunter was absent from Williamsburg from June 1754 to April 1755; his office's production was handled by John Stretch during his absence.

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