1759.001: Speech of the Governor to the General Assembly (February 1759).

Published: 1759

Full Title: The speech of the Honorable Francis Fauquier, 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 capitol, in the city of Williamsburg, on Thursday, the fourteenth day of September, in the thirty-second 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, 1758; and from thence continued, by several prorogations, to Thursday the twenty-second day of February, in the thirty-second year of His Majesty's reign, and in the year of our Lord, 1759; and then held at the capitol, in the city of Williamsburg, being the third session of this present General Assembly.

Author: Fauquier, Francis (1704-68), lieutenant governor.

Place Issued: Williamsburg

Issuing Press: William Hunter

Description: 4 pgs.; [1 sheet] 33 cm. x 19 cm. (fol.)


Address of the resident governor opening the Assembly session, setting out the legislative priorities of the imperial administration, delivered on February 22, 1759. Here Fauquier asked the Assembly to extend the service of the Virginia regiments raised to fight the French in the Ohio country in order to aid the British assault on Canada. Hunter was in England from June 1756 to July 1759; his office's production was handled by John Stretch during his absence.

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