Henry, Patrick, 1736-1799

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Birth 1736-05-29
Death 1799-06-06
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Patrick Henry, born in Hanover County, Virginia, was a symbol of America's struggle for liberty and self-government. Henry was a lawyer, patriot, orator, and participant in almost every aspect of the founding of America. He studied law on his own, and in 1760, he appeared in Williamsburg to take his attorney's examination before Robert Carter Nicholas and others. Henry served in the Virginia House of Burgesses, was a member of the Virginia committee of Correspondence, a delegate to the Virginia Convention, and a delegate to the Virginia Constitution Ratification Convention. He played a prominent role in the May 6, 1776, convention and became the first governor of the commonwealth under its new constitution. He served three terms as governor of Virginia. Henry is perhaps best known for the speech he made in the House of Burgesses on March 23, 1775, urging the legislature to take military action against the encroaching British military force, which ended with the phrase "Give me liberty or give me death!"

From the description of Patrick Henry collection 1765-1794. (Peking University Library). WorldCat record id: 85773419

Virginia governor, 1776-1779.

From the description of Letter : Long Island, Campbell County, Virginia, 1795 October 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122487977

Former Virginia governor and resident of Charlotte County, Virginia.

From the description of Papers, 1790-1795. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122632608

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.

From the guide to the Patrick Henry Letter to Berkeley County (Va.) Lieutenant, 1777 November 19, (John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

American revolutionary leader, orator, and Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

From the description of Land grants, 1785-1787. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122598418

Patrick Henry was born May 29, 1736 in Hanover County, Virginia. In 1760, he obtained a law license and soon became a leader in resisting British colonial policies. He continued to gain notoriety as a radical leader during the American Revolution, served in the First and Second Continental Congresses (1774-1775), and headed the Virginia militia during the early days of the Revolution. He became governor of Virginia serving from 1776-1779. He owned several thousand acres of land in Kentucky and signed many warrants for Kentucky claims. As governor again during 1784-85, Henry sought protection for the frontier after his brother-in-law was killed by Indians in Kentucky. He eventually returned to his law practice, continually refusing appointments such as offers to become secretary of state in 1795 and chief justice in 1796. He died June 9, 1799, just before taking a seat in the Virginia legislature.

From the description of Patrick Henry papers, 1779-1780. (Kentucky Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 38744759

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.

From the guide to the Patrick Henry Letter, 1777 September 1, (John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

Virginia statesman, governor, and resident of Hanover and Charlotte counties.

From the description of Ledger and account book, 1764-1799 (bulk 1770-1774, 1785-1795) [microform]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122602512

Lawyer, orator, and statesman.

From the description of Papers of Patrick Henry, 1776-1818. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84920429

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.

From the guide to the Gov. Patrick Henry letter to John Rogers, 20 May 1779, (John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

Virginia legislator and Revolutionary War officer; governor of Virginia 1776-1779 and 1784-1786.

From the description of Letter to Thomas Johnson [manuscript], 1777 March 12. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647861247

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.

From the description of Patrick Henry, land grant, to Jacob Vanmeter, 1786 May 13. (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation). WorldCat record id: 183021261

From the guide to the Land Grant to Jacob Vanmeter, 1786 May 13, (John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

Patrick Henry was born 29 May 1736 in Hanover County, Virginia, to John and Sara Winston Henry. He served as a delegate to the Continental Congress and Virginia Convention, governor of Virginia 1776-1779, 1784- 1786, and delegate to the Virginia Constitution Ratification Convention, 1788. He was married to Sarah Shelton and Dorothea Dandridge. He died 6 June 1799 at his home on Red Hill Plantation, Charlotte County, Virginia.

From the guide to the Patrick Henry Letters, 1777-1780, (The Library of Virginia)

Henry was the Governor of Virginia from 1776-1779 and 1784-1786.

From the description of [Document] 1785 Apr. 1 / P. Henry. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 232639377

Virginia statesman and politician, representative to Continental Congress and later Virginia governor.

From the description of Document relating to Resolutions against the Stamp Act [manuscript], 1765. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647853964

Richard Caswell (1729-1789) served as governor of North Carolina 1776-80 and 1785-1787.

From the description of Papers, 1777-1786. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122481441

Virginia governor, resident of Charlotte County.

From the description of Letter : Charlotte, 1798 April 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122640697

Patriot and statesman, from Hanover Co., Va.

From the description of Papers, 1777-1897. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19793901

Political leader in the American revolution and governor of Virginia.

From the description of Land title, 1785. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367390583

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 of give me death!" speech. He died June 6, 1799 at Red Hill Plantation, Virginia.

From the description of Patrick Henry, letter, Williamsburg, VA to County Lieutenant of Berkeley County, VA, 1777 November 19. (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation). WorldCat record id: 189057999

American Revolutionary leader.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Prince Edward, to Richard Henry Lee, 1790 Feb. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270472054

Patrick Henry was Governor of Virginia in the 1770's and George Rogers Clark was a soldier and surveyor during the same years.

From the description of Letters [manuscript]. 1778-1779. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225767326

Patrick Henry was born in Hanover County, Virginia in 1736. He was largely self-educated, becoming a prominent trial lawyer and great orator. The most famous phrase attributed to him is "Give me liberty or give me death." He was delegate to the House of Burgesses, 1765-1774; the Continential Congress, 1774-1776; and the Virginia provincial convention, 1775. He also served as governor of Virginia from 1776 to 1779 and from 1784 to 1786. Patrick Henry died in 1799.

From the guide to the Patrick Henry Papers, 1778-1927, 1778-1792., (Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary)

Patrick Henry was born 29 May 1736 in Hanover County, Virginia, to John and Sara Winston Henry. He served as a delegate to the Continental Congress and Virginia Convention, governor of Virginia 1776-1779, 1784-1786, and delegate to the Virginia Constitution Ratification Convention, 1788. He was married to Sarah Shelton and Dorothea Dandridge. He died 6 June 1799 at his home on Red Hill Plantation, Charlotte County, Virginia.

From the guide to the Patrick Henry Letters, 1778-1799, (The Library of Virginia)

Lawyer, orator, Virginia legislator and governor.

From the description of Patrick Henry : miscellaneous papers, 1778-1786. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49242308

Governor of Va. 1776-79, 1784-86.

From the description of [DS] 1785 Dec. 2 granting land to George May ... [et al.] in Jefferson County. (Washington & Lee University). WorldCat record id: 23478419

Patrick Henry (1736-1799) served as Virginia's governor 1776-79.

Thomas Johnson (1732-1819) was elected Maryland's first governor in 1777 and served until 1779.

From the description of Letter : Williamsburg to Governor Johnstone, Maryland, 1779 May 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122624228

Patrick Henry (1736-1799) served as Virginia's governor 1776-1779.

Thomas Johnson (1732-1819) was elected Maryland's first governor in 1777 and served until 1779.

From the description of Letter : Williamsburg to Thomas Johnson, Governor of Maryland 1779 February 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122611277

Patrick Henry served as the governor of Virginia from 1776-79.

George Rogers Clark (1752-1818) commanded the Kentucky militia at the beginning of the Revolutionary War. He planned an attack to take over the Illinois country in 1778 and by August his army of 175 men had captured Kaskaskia, Cahokia, and Vincennes, holding the country against a British counter-offensive.

From the description of Letter : Williamsburg to Lieutenant Colonel George Rogers Clark 1778 January 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122555023

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