Washington discusses the Virginia House of Burgesses meeting after the governor had dissolved the Assembly in response to its adoptions of resolutions opposing the Boston Port Act and Townshend Acts. He expresses his opposition to the British policies imposed on the colonies as well as his concern in the rising threat of military aggression. He also mentions the cost of land rents and other business transactions involving land. This letter is part of a series; more information can be found on the “The Road to Revolution” page. Please also see related documents below.