1740.005: Speech of the Governor to the General Assembly (May 1740)

Published: 1740

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 x 18 cm. (fol.)


Address of the resident governor opening the Assembly session, setting out the legislative priorities of the imperial administration, delivered on May 22, 1740. Called in response to the Anglo-Spanish War of 1739-42 (War of Jenkins' Ear), Gooch asked the Assembly for measures to protect Virginia's coast and the colony's overseas trade.

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