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1779 Feb. 19
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1779 Feb. 19
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Language
eng
Summary
Letter, 19 February 1779, from Patrick Henry (1736-1799), Governor of Virginia, to Governor Thomas Johnson (1732-1819) of Maryland, in which Henry regrets he cannot supply Maryland with arms because of their scarcity in Virginia. Henry asks for Maryland's assistance to Virginia for protection of the Capes from British privateers who have damaged commerce
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Additional physical form
This letter was published in OFFICIAL LETTERS OF THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF VIRGINIA, edited by H.R. McIlwaine (Richmond: Virginia State Library, 1926), I: 358-59.
Biographical or historical data
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.
Form designation
Letter
Location of originals duplicates
The original was in the Patrick Henry Hotel, Roanoke, Virginia, in 1926.
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
3
Immediate source of acquisition
Adams, R. C.,
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000484635
Reproduction note
Photostats (negative).
Type of unit
leaves.

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