1774.005: Speech of the Governor to the General Assembly (May 1774).

Published: 1774

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 Thursday the 5th of May, 1774.

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

Place Issued: Williamsburg

Issuing Press: Clementina 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 May 6, 1774. Dunmore called this session to conduct regular legislative business after extending the previous prorogation of March 1773 three times in hopes of cooling political opposition in the Assembly.

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