A Guide to the Gov. Patrick Henry letter to John Rogers, 20 May 1779 Letter, Gov. Patrick Henry to John Rogers MS 1937.4

A Guide to the Gov. Patrick Henry letter to John Rogers, 20 May 1779

A Collection in the
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation`s
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
Manuscript Number MS 1937.4


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Repository
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Manuscript Number
MS 1937.4
Title
Gov. Patrick Henry letter to John Rogers 20 May 1779
Physical Characteristics
1 item.
Creator
Henry, Patrick
Location
On Site.
Language
English
Abstract

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Gov. Patrick Henry letter to John Rogers, Manuscript #MS 1937.4, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 1937


Biographical/Historical Information

Patrick Henry (May 29, 1736 - June 6, 1799) was a prominent figure in the American Revolution, known and remembered for his "Give me Liberty, or give me Death!" speech. Along with Samuel Adams and Thomas Paine, he was one of the most influential (and radical) advocates of the American Revolution and republicanism, especially in his denunciations of corruption in government officials and his defense of historic rights.

Scope and Content

Concerns the transfer of {British?} prisoners from Illinois {County, Va.} to Chesterfield {County, Va.} Courthouse. Captain Thomas Upshaw is to collect the 26 prisoners and keep them in Chesterfield until further notice. The county lieutenant of Henrico is to supply guards.

Arrangement

1 item.


Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Rogers, John, fl. 1779
  • Upshaw, Thomas, fl. 1775-1792
  • Geographical Names:

  • Chesterfield County (Va.)
  • Henrico County (Va.)
  • Illinois County (Va.)
  • United States - History - Revolution, 1775-1783
  • Virginia - History - Revolution, 1775-1783.

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Rogers, John, fl. 1779
  • Upshaw, Thomas, fl. 1775-1792

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Chesterfield County (Va.)
  • Henrico County (Va.)
  • Illinois County (Va.)
  • United States - History - Revolution, 1775-1783
  • Virginia - History - Revolution, 1775-1783.