1766.008: Speech of the Governor to the General Assembly (November 1766).

Published: 1766

Full Title: The speech of the Honorable Francis Fauquier, Esquire, 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 6th day of November, in the seventh year of the reign of our sovereign Lord George the Third. By the grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty six.

Author: Fauquier, Francis (1704-68).

Place Issued: Williamsburg

Issuing Press: William Rind

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 42 cm. x 30 cm. (broadside).


Address of the resident governor opening the Assembly session, setting out the legislative priorities of the imperial administration, delivered on November 6, 1766. Fauquier had no particular agenda for this session, but had called the meeting to address regular legislative business following a seventeen month hiatus attending the Stamp Act controversies. This is a second edition printed by William Rind following his election as public printer on November 7, 1766, in the place of Purdie & Dixon, who acted as such from January 1766.

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