1757.001: Speech of the Governor to the General Assembly (April 1757).

Published: 1757

Full Title: The speech of the Honorable 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 capitol, in the city of Williamsburg, on Thursday the Twenty-fifth day of March, in the 29th year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord, George II. by the grace of God, and in the year of our Lord 1756: and from thence continued by several prorogations, to Thursday, the 14th of April, 1757, in the 30th year of His Majesty's reign, and then held at the capitol, in the city of Williamsburg; being the third session of this present General Assembly.

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

Place Issued:

Issuing Press: Williamsburg

Description: William Hunter


Address of the resident governor opening the Assembly session, setting out the legislative priorities of the imperial administration, delivered on April 14, 1757. Here Dinwiddie once again requests the Assembly make a greater effort in providing supplies and funds to fight the French. Hunter was in England from June 1756 to July 1759; his office's production was handled by John Stretch during his absence.

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