1760.007: Speech of the Governor to the General Assembly (October 1760).

Published: 1760

Full Title: The speech of the Honourable Francis Fauquier, Esq; His Majesty's lieutenant-governour, 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 14th of September, in the 32d 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 Monday the 6th of October, in the 34th year of His Majesty's reign, and in the year of our Lord 1760; and then held at the capitol, in the city of Williamsburg; being the seventh session of this General-Assembly.

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

Place Issued: Williamsburg

Issuing Press: William Hunter

Description: 4 pgs.; [1 sheet] 31 cm. x 20 cm. (fol.)


Address of the resident governor opening the Assembly session, setting out the legislative priorities of the imperial administration, delivered on October 6, 1760. Here Fauquier asked the Assembly to modify the terms of enlistment for Virginia troops assigned to the frontiers to effect a repositioning of forces following the capture of French Canada. The replies of the Council and the House of Burgesses were not published, as the session was adjourned after just fourteen days, October 20th, and did not resume until March 5, 1761

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