1732.007: Speech of the Governor to the General Assembly (May 1732)

Published: 1732

Full Title: The speech of the Honorable William Gooch, Esq; His Majesty's lieutenant-governor, and commander in chief, of the colony of Virginia, to the General Assembly: at a session begun and held at the city of Williamsburg, on Thursday the 18th day of May, in the fifth year of the reign of His Majesty King George II. Annoq; Dom' 1732.

Author: Gooch, William, Sir (1681-1751), lieutenant governor.

Place Issued: Williamsburg

Issuing Press: William Parks

Description: 4 pgs.; (fol.)


Address of the resident governor opening the Assembly session, setting out the legislative priorities of the imperial administration. Here Gooch reported opposition to the tobacco-inspection law of 1730 in England and so recommended amendments to the Assembly that would counter that opposition, as well as limit the act's negative effect on small planters.

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