hide Matching Documents

The documents where this entity occurs most often are shown below. Click on a document to open it.

Document Max. Freq Min. Freq
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 4 0 Browse Search
View all matching documents...

Your search returned 4 results in 2 document sections:

Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Henry, Patrick 1736- (search)
Henry, Patrick 1736- Statesman; born in Studley, Hanover co., Va., May 29, 1736; was of Scotch descent. His father was a native of Aberdeen, and liberally educated. Embarking in commercial pursuits at the age of fifteen years, he was unsuccessful. Marrying Miss Shelton, daughter of an innkeeper, at eighteen, he assisted, at times, in keeping a hotel ; and finally, after six weeks study, he took up the profession of the law. But want of business kept him very poor, and he was twenty-seven years old before his oratorical powers were discovered. Then, in a celebrated case tried in the courthouse of Hanover county, he made such a wonderful forensic speech that his fame as an orator was established. Henry became a member of the Virginia House of Patrick Henry. Burgesses in 1765, wherein, that year, he introduced resolutions for bold opposition to the Stamp Act, and made a most remarkable speech. From that time he was regarded as a leader of the radical patriots of his colony
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Virginia, (search)
arolina......1728 Alexander Spotswood appointed deputy postmaster-general of the colony, and through him Benjamin Franklin is appointed postmaster of Pennsylvania......1730 First settler in the Shenandoah Valley, Joist Hite, who takes up 40,000 acres and enters upon possession with a party from Pennsylvania......1732 Richard Henry Lee, born at Stratford, on the Potomac......Jan. 20, 1732 George Washington, born at Westmoreland county......Feb. 22, 1732 Patrick Henry, born at Studley, Hanover county......May 29, 1736 First newspaper in Virginia, the Virginia Gazette, published by William Parks, appears at Williamsburg......August, 1736 Richmond settled by William Byrd......1739 Virginia raises a regiment to assist in the reduction of Carthagena, West Indies. Lawrence Washington, half-brother of George Washington, is a captain in it, embarking......1740 Mount Vernon, named by Lawrence Washington after Admiral Vernon, who commanded the fleet against Carthagen