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John's Episcopal Church in the town of Richmond on March 20, Richmond was selected as better protected from royal authority. The convention debated whether Virginia should adopt language from a petition by the planters of the Colony of Jamaica.
This document contained complaints about British actions, but admitted the King could veto colonial legislation, and it urged reconciliation.
Henry offered amendments to raise a militia independent of royal authority in terms that recognized that conflict with Britain was inevitable, sparking the opposition of moderates. He defended his amendments, concluding with the statement he is best known for: If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest.
There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged!
Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable and let it come! I repeat it, sir, let it come. It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms!
Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish?
What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?
Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death! Henry's speech carried the day, and the convention adopted his amendments. All agreed that the speech had produced a profound effect, but it seems that only one person attempted to render an actual text.
George Tuckerwho had been present for the speech, gave Wirt his recollections and Wirt wrote back stating that "I have taken almost entirely Mr.
Henry's speech in the Convention of '75 from you, as well as your description of its effect on your verbatim. In the s, historians began to question the authenticity of Wirt's reconstruction. The gunpowder belonged to the government, to be issued in case of need, such as a slave uprising.
Dunmore's actions outraged many Virginians. Henry had departed for Philadelphia, having been elected a delegate to the Second Continental Congressbut a messenger caught up with him before he left Hanover County, and he returned to take command of the local militia.
Seeking the restoration of the powder, or that the colonists be compensated for it, on May 2, Henry led his troops towards Williamsburg with, as Dunmore wrote, "all the Appearances of actual War".
As Henry insisted the colonists be compensated, a member of the Governor's Council agreed to pay the value of the powder by bill of exchange.
They also saw him as a threat to the sanctity of property, for anyone's might be taken by Henry and his troops. As popular support for independence grew, opponents either joined in the movement, or decided it was wiser to remain silent.
The Congress appointed Washington as head of American forces, an appointment that Henry supported. Although Henry had little military experience, this was not considered a major drawback at the time, and he was held to have distinguished himself in the march on Williamsburg.
General Washington, though, felt that the convention had "made a Capital mistake when they took Henry out of the Senate to place him in the Field". Henry wrote to all county lieutenantsstating that the proclamation "is fatal to the publick Safety" and urging an "unremitting Attention to the Government of the SLAVES may, I hope, counteract this dangerous Attempt.The Patrick Henry HS webpage has moved to ashio-midori.com update your bookmark!
The collection also contains other legal documents, receipts, memoranda, and letters collected by Henry's grandson, William Wirt Henry, for use in writing his biography, Patrick Henry, and for William Wirt's biography, Life and Character of Patrick Henry. Patrick Henry: The Life and Legacy of the Founding Father and Virginia’s First Governor Dec 9, by Charles River Editors.
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