1755.001: Speech of the Governor to the General Assembly (May 1755).

Published: 1755

Full Title: The speech of the Honorable Robert Dinwiddie, Esq; His Majesty's lieutenant-governor, and commander in chief, of the colony and dominion of Virginia; to the General Assembly, summoned to be held at the college, in the city of Williamsburg, on Thursday the 27th day of February, in the 25th year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord, George II. by the grace of God, of Great-Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. and in the year of our Lord 1752. And from thence continued by several prorogations, to Thursday the 1st day of May, in the 28th year of His Majesty's reign, and in the year of our Lord 1755; and then held at the capitol, in the city of Williamsburg; being the sixth session of this present General Assembly.

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

Place Issued: Williamsburg

Issuing Press: William Hunter

Description: 4 pgs.; (fol.)


Address of the resident governor opening the Assembly session, setting out the legislative priorities of the imperial administration, delivered on May 1, 1755. This session was called in order to supply and provision the British expeditionary forces under Gen. Edward Braddock then about to arrive in Virginia to challenge the French presence in the Ohio country. Evidently, the formal replies of the Council and the House of Burgesses were not published.

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