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Label
1777-1780
Inclusive dates
1777-1780
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Language
eng
Summary
Letters, 1777-1780, of Patrick Henry (1736-1799), Governor of Virginia, to Colonel William Preston (1729-1783) of Montgomery County, Virginia, and to Colonel John Smith (1750-1836) of Frederick County, Virginia, concerning the protection of Virginia's frontiers, including Kentucky; supplies and horses for the Virginia militia; the murder of Shawnee Indians, possibly by tories and concerns of reprisals; and efforts to coordinate frontier defense with the Continental Army. Also includes letter, 1 January 1779 [1780] erroneously attributed to Henry, but written by his successor as governor, Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) to Colonel George Rogers Clark (1752-1818) containing instructions for military plans against the British at Detroit and the Indians in the Northwest Territory. There are two copies of this last letter
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Additional physical form
All letters except 28 May 1778 are published in OFFICIAL LETTERS OF THE GOVERNORS OF THE STATE OF VIRGINIA, vol. I, pp. 117-118, 131-132, 168, 243-245, 303, 350; letters dated 10 March 1777, 29 March 1777, and 19 February 1778 are in William Wirt's PATRICK HENRY vol. III, pp. 44, 53, 544; letter dated 1 January 1779 [1780] is in the PAPERS OF THOMAS JEFFERSON, Vol. 3, pp 258-259.
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.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Letters
Location of originals duplicates
Originals of letters dated 10 March 1777, 29 March 1777, 28 May 1778, 6 August 1778, and 1 January 1779 [1780] are owned by the Virginia Historical Society. The location of letters dated 3 July 1777 and 19 February 1778 is not known.
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Link
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/lva/vivadoc.pl?file=vi00582.xml
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  • The Library of Virginia
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Extent
10
Immediate source of acquisition
Bagby, Ellen
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000485979
Reproduction note
Photostats (negative).
Type of unit
leaves.

Library Locations

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