1775.009: Address of the Governor to his Majesty's Council.

Published: 1775

Full Title: At a Council held at the Palace May 2, 1775. Present, His Excellency the governor, Thomas Nelson, Richard Corbin ... The governor was pleased to address himself to the Board in the following manner ...

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

Place Issued: Williamsburg

Issuing Press: John Pinkney

Description: 1 sheet ([1] p.); (broadside).


Dunmore's remarks justifying his removal of the gunpowder store in the Public Magazine at Williamsburg on the night of April 21, 1775; includes his Proclamation of May 3rd explaining his actions to the colony at large. Pinkney's colophon appears at bottom of recto, reflecting his ongoing employment as the public printer role after Clementina Rind's death in September 1774.

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