1738.005: Speech of the Governor to the General Assembly (November 1738)

Published: 1738

Full Title: The speech of the Honourable William Gooch, Esq.

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

Place Issued: Williamsburg

Issuing Press: William Parks

Description: 1 sheet (2 pgs.); 30 cm. (fol.)


Address of the resident governor opening the Assembly session, setting out the legislative priorities of the imperial administration, delivered November 4, 1738. As in recent Assembly sessions, Gooch was primarily concerned with extending the tobacco-inspection law and in revising the militia law.

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