1769.012: Speech of the Governor to the General Assembly (November 1769).

Published: 1769

Full Title: The speech of His Excellency the Right Honourable Norborne Baron de Botetourt, His Majesty's lieutenant and governor general of the colony and dominion of Virginia, and vice admiral of the same, to the General Assembly, : convened at the capitol, on Tuesday the 17th day of November, 1769.

Author: Botetourt, Norborne Berkeley, Baron de (1718-70), lieutenant governor.

Place Issued: Williamsburg

Issuing Press: William Rind

Description: 1 sheet ([1] p.) ; 37 x 23 cm. (broadside).


Address of the resident governor opening the Assembly session, setting out the legislative priorities of the imperial administration, delivered on November 17, 1769. With the storm over the Townsend duties abating, Botetourt turned the Assembly's attention to defending the colony's western frontier.

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