1754.003: Speech of the Governor to the General Assembly (February 1754).

Published: 1754

Full Title: The speech of the Honourable Robert Dinwiddie, Esq.; His Majesty's lieutenant-governor, and commander in chief, of the colony and dominion of Virginia; to the General Assembly, : summoned to be held at the college in the city of Williamsburg, on Thursday the twenty seventh day of February, in the twenty fifth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord, George the Second, by the grace of God, of Great-Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. and in the year of our Lord 1752: And from thence continued by several prorogations, to Thursday the fourteenth day of February, in the twenty seventh year of His Majesty's reign, and in the year of our Lord 1754, and then held at the capitol, in the city of Williamsburg; being the third session of the General Assembly

Author: Dinwiddie, Robert (1693-1770), lieutenant governor.

Place Issued: Williamsburg

Issuing Press: William Hunter

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


Address of the resident governor opening the Assembly session, setting out the legislative priorities of the imperial administration, delivered on February 14, 1754. Here Dinwiddie called a special session to raise the supplies and manpower needed to counter French military incursions into the Ohio country.

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