1744.004: Speech of the Governor to the General Assembly (September 1744)

Published: 1744

Full Title: The speech of the Honourable William Gooch, Esq.; His Majesty's lieutenant governor, and commander in chief, of the colony of Virginia, to the General Assembly: : at a session continued and held by prorogation, at the city of Williamsburg, on Tuesday the fourth day of September, in the eighteenth year of the reign of His Majesty King George II. Annoq, Domini 1744.

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

Place Issued: Williamsburg

Issuing Press: William Parks

Description: 4 pgs.; 38 cm. (fol.)


Address of the resident governor opening the Assembly session, setting out the legislative priorities of the imperial administration, delivered on September 4, 1744. Gooch asked the Assembly to add enforcement provisions to the tobacco-inspection law, to provide funds for expenses incurred during negotiations at Lancaster that resulted in the treaty with the Six Nations that spring, and to reinforce the colony's defenses in light of tensions with France.

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