A Guide to the Land Grant to Jacob Vanmeter, 1786 May 13 Land Grant to Jacob Vanmeter MS 1999.14 1X

A Guide to the Land Grant to Jacob Vanmeter, 1786 May 13

A Collection in the
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation`s
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
Manuscript Number MS 1999.14 1X


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Repository
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Manuscript Number
MS 1999.14 1X
Title
Land Grant to Jacob Vanmeter 1786 May 13
Physical Characteristics
1 item.
Creator
Henry, Patrick, 1736-1799
Location
On site.
Language
English
Abstract

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Land Grant to Jacob Vanmeter, MS 1999.14 1X, Manuscript #MS 1999.14 1X, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Acquisition Information

Gift, 1999


Biographical/Historical Information

Patrick Henry (May 29, 1736-June 6, 1799) was a prominent figure in the American Revolution, known and remembered primarily 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. Henry was elected to the House of Burgesses (the legislative body of the Virginia colony) in 1765. That same year, he proposed the Virginia Stamp Act Resolutions. He served as the first post-colonial Governor of Virginia, from 1776-79, an office he held again from 1784-86.

Scope and Content

Gov. Patrick Henry grants land to Jacob Vanmeter in Jefferson County, VA.

Arrangement

1 item.


Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Henry, Patrick, 1736-1799
  • Vanmeter, Jacob
  • Subjects:

  • Land grants - West Virginia - Jefferson County
  • Geographical Names:

  • Jefferson County (Va.)

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Henry, Patrick, 1736-1799
  • Vanmeter, Jacob