A Guide to the Patrick Henry Letter, 1777 September 1 Letter, Patrick HenryMS 1934.5

A Guide to the Patrick Henry Letter, 1777 September 1

A Collection in the
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation`s
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
Manuscript Number MS 1934.5


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Repository
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Manuscript Number
MS 1934.5
Title
Patrick Henry Letter1777 September 1
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

Patrick Henry Letter, Manuscript #MS 1934.5, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Acquisition Information

Gift, 1934


Biographical 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

Governor Henry's letter concerns the most recent outbreak of fighting and Col. Preston's orders for his militia company to be in readiness. Approves of Col. {Evan} Shelby's plan of defense. Hopes an expedition into Ohio m ay be possible. Col. {William} Fleming will be directed to cooperate. Col. {James} South all will deliver powder and mine managers will deliver lead for shot, perhaps from Richmond.

Arrangement

1 item.


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