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Patrick Henry.

  • ARTIST: Thomas Sully

  • PUBLISHER: Published by Elias Dexter, New York.

  • MEDIUM: Stipple and line engraving,

    DATE: Undated, 19th century.

  • EDITION SIZE: 3 3/4 x 3" (95 x 77 mm) plus title and margins.

  • DESCRIPTION: Patrick Henry, 1736-1799. Lawyer, patriot, and orator and delegate to Congress. On May 30, 1765, defending his resolutions against the Stamp Act in the House of Burgesses, Henry was carried away by the fervor of his own argument. The plainly dressed burgess from Louisa County exclaimed that "Caesar had his Brutus, Charles the First his Cromwell, and George the Third." At this point cries of treason rose from all sides, but with hardly a pause Henry neatly "baffled the charge vociferated" and won the burgesses for his cause. He later served three terms as Governor of the commonwealth of Virginia under its new constitution.


  • CONDITION: Good condition. Black & white.