1747.003: Speech of the Governor to the General Assembly (March 1747).

Published: 1747

Full Title: The speech of the Honourable Sir William Gooch, Bart. His Majesty's lieutenant governor, and commander in chief, of the colony and dominion of Virginia, to the General Assembly: at a session continued and held by prorogation, at the city of Williamsburg, on Monday the thirtieth day of March, in the twentieth year of the reign of His Majesty King George II. Annoq, Domini 1747.

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

Place Issued: Williamsburg

Issuing Press: William Parks

Description: 1 sheet [4 pgs.]; (fol.)


Address of the resident governor opening the Assembly session, setting out the legislative priorities of the imperial administration, delivered on March 30, 1747. Session was called to consider how to rebuild the Capitol building, which was destroyed in a fire in January 1747. Only known copy in the files of the Public Records Office in London.

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