The Resource Patrick Henry letter, 1778 Aug. 7
- Patrick Henry letter, 1778 Aug. 7
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- 1778 Aug. 7
- United States
- Gibson, John
- United States
- Virginia -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783
- Henry, Patrick, 1736-1799
- Personal papers -- Virginia | Williamsburg
- Letters (correspondence)
- Finance, Public -- United States
- Governors -- Virginia -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783
- United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783
- Letter, 7 August 1778, from Patrick Henry (1736-1799), Governor of Virginia, to John Gibson, Auditor-General of the United States, informing him that Virginia will not pay money into the Continental treasury since the state is due more money from the treasury than was enacted to be paid by Virginia
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- The letters were published in OFFICIAL LETTERS OF THE GOVERNORS OF THE STATE OF VIRGINIA, edited by H.R. McIlwaine (Richmond : Virginia State Library, 1926), I:305-306.
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- 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.
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