1772.001: Speech of the Governor to the General Assembly (February 1772).

Published: 1772

Full Title: The speech of His Excellency the Right-Honourable John Earl of Dunmore, His Majesty's lieutenant and governor general of the colony and dominion of Virginia, and vice admiral of the same, to the General Assembly, convened at the capitol, on Monday the 10th day of February, 1772.

Author: Dunmore, John Murray, Earl of (1732-1809), governor.

Place Issued: Williamsburg

Issuing Press: William Rind

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 31 cm. x 17 cm. (broadside).


Address of the resident governor opening the Assembly session, setting out the legislative priorities of the imperial administration, delivered on February 10, 1772. Having arrived in Virginia in September 1771, Dunmore set no agenda here in hopes of building a cooperative relationship with the Assembly in the wake of the repeal of the Townsend duties.

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