1762.003: Speech of the Governor to the General Assembly (March 1762).

Published: 1762

Full Title: The speech of the Honorable Francis Fauquier, Esquire, 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 Tuesday the 26th of May, in the first year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George III, by the grace God of Great-Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. and in the year of our Lord 1761; and from thence continued by several prorogations to Tuesday the 30th of March, 1762, in the second year of His Majesty's reign; and then held at the capitol, in the city of Williamsburg; being the third session of this General-Assembly.

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

Place Issued: Williamsburg

Issuing Press: Joseph Royle and Co.

Description: 4 pgs.; (fol.)


Address of the resident governor opening the Assembly session, setting out the legislative priorities of the imperial administration, delivered on March 30, 1762. Here Fauquier pressed the Assembly to find funds to pay arrearages to the Virginia troops raised to fight the French.

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