1762.010: Speech of the Governor to the General Assembly (November 1762).

Published: 1762

Full Title: The speech of the Honourable Francis Fauquier, Esq; His Majesty's lieutenant-governour, 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 Tuesday, the 26th of May, in the 1st year of the reign of our sovereign Lord George III, by the grace of God, of Great-Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith &c. and in the year of our Lord, 1761; and from thence continued, by several prorogations, to Tuesday the 2d of November 1762; and then held at the capitol, in the city of Williamsburg, being the fourth session of this present General-Assembly.

Author: Fauquier, Francis (1704-68), lieutenant governor.

Place Issued: Williamsburg

Issuing Press: Joseph Royle and Co.

Description: 4 pgs.; 27 cm. (fol.)


Address of the resident governor opening the Assembly session, setting out the legislative priorities of the imperial administration, delivered on November 2, 1762. In this address, Fauquier turned to Assembly's focus from military to domestic concerns, particularly those effecting Virginia's trade and commerce. Apparently, the replies of the Council and the House of Burgesses were not published.

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