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Virginia Council’s address to Governor Botetourt(1769 November 8)

  • MS 1931.21
  • Microfilm: M-1561
  • 1 item

Address of the Council to Governor Botetourt expressing their respect for him on the opening of the General Assembly. They specifically express their happiness at the lifting of duties on various items and the prudence of repealing the revenue acts, both of which actions promoted harmony between England and the colonies. Botetourt in return thanks them for their support. Printed.

In pre-Revolutionary Virginia, the Council was a governing body comprising 11 Virginians appointed by the crown.