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Label
1779 May 12
Inclusive dates
1779 May 12
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letter, 12 May 1779, from Patrick Henry (1736-1799), Governor of Virginia, to Thomas Johnstone (Johnson) (1732-1819), Governor of Maryland, informing him that Portsmouth, Virginia, has been lost to the British Army. Henry states that he does not know how many slaves were lost to the British. He states the enemy landed at least 600 men and that Virginia troops are retreating towards Great Bridge
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Additional physical form
This letter is reproduced in OFFICIAL LETTERS OF THE GOVERNORS OF THE STATE OF VIRGINIA, edited by H.R. McIlwaine (Richmond : Virginia State Library, 1926), I: 367-368.
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
Letter
Location of originals duplicates
The location of the original, as of 1926, was at the Rosenbach Company, 273 Madison Avenue, New York, New York.
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  • The Library of Virginia
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2
Immediate source of acquisition
Rosenback Company
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000505168
Reproduction note
Photostats (negative)
Type of unit
leaves.

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