1773.001: Speech of the Governor to the General Assembly (March 1773).

Published: 1773

Full Title: The speech of His Excellency the Right Honourable John Earl of Dunmore, 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 Thursday the 4th day of March, 1773.

Author: Dunmore, John Murray, Earl of (1732-1809), governor.

Place Issued: Williamsburg

Issuing Press: William Rind

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 32 cm. x 16 cm. (broadside).


Address of the resident governor opening the Assembly session, setting out the legislative priorities of the imperial administration, delivered on March 4, 1773. Dunmore called this emergency session to effect measures to counter the debasement of Virginia currency by forgeries of notes issued in 1769 and 1771.

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