A Guide to the Patrick Henry Letter to Berkeley County (Va.) Lieutenant, 1777 November 19 Letter, Patrick Henry to Berkeley County (Va.) Lieutenant MS 2004.9

A Guide to the Patrick Henry Letter to Berkeley County (Va.) Lieutenant, 1777 November 19

A Collection in the
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation`s
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
Manuscript Number MS 2004.9


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Repository
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Manuscript Number
MS 2004.9
Title
Patrick Henry Letter to Berkeley County (Va.) Lieutenant 1777 November 19
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

Patrick Henry Letter to Berkeley County (Va.) Lieutenant, Manuscript #MS 2004.9, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 2004


Biographical/Historical Information

Patrick Henry was born May 29, 1736 in Hanover County, Virginia. He served in the Virginia House of Burgesses and the Continental Congress and was a five term governor of Virginia. Henry is well known for his "Give me liberty or give me death!" speech. He died June 6, 1799 at Red Hill Plantation, Virginia.

Scope and Content

Letter notifying the County Lieutenant that prisoners of war are en route "under the care of Major Jos[eph] Holmes" and authorizing mobilization of militia to guard them.

Arrangement

1 item.


Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Henry, Patrick, 1736-1799
  • Holmes, Joseph, fl. 1777
  • Corporate Names:

  • Virginia-Militia-History-Revolution, 1775-1783
  • Subjects:

  • Prisoners of war-Virginia
  • Geographical Names:

  • United States-History-Revolution, 1775-1783

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Henry, Patrick, 1736-1799
  • Holmes, Joseph, fl. 1777

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • United States-History-Revolution, 1775-1783