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erruption of agricultural pursuits, and again in 1758, Rev. James Maury, in 1763: The act of 1758. Wirt's Life of Patrick Henry, 39. a year of the utmost distress, the legislature indulged the people in the alternative of paying their public dues which the complainants had sustained. Compare Lieutenant-Governor Fauquier to Board of Trade, 30 June, 1760. Patrick Henry was one of those engaged to plead against the parsons, whose cause was become a contest between the prerogative and tanover Courthouse, ignorant of the science of law, and slowly learning its forms. On the first day of December, as Patrick Henry entered the court, before which he had never spoken, chap. IX.} 1763. Dec. he saw on the bench more than twenty cled authority, they urged the punishment of the young Virginian, and a list was furnished of witnesses against him. But Patrick Henry knew not fear; nor did his success conquer his aversion to the old black letter of the law books. Though he removed
ad just filled a sudden vacancy in their representation by making choice of Patrick Henry. He had resided among them scarcely a year, but his benignity of temper, pade the approaching close of the session an excuse for returning home. But Patrick Henry disdained submission. Alone, a burgess of but a few days, unadvised and unFor the authentic copy of Henry's Resolutions as first proposed, see Wirt's Patrick Henry, Section Second. that the inhabitants of Virginia inherited from the first tance by the Assembly of Virginia. It followed from these resolutions, and Patrick Henry so expressed it in a fifth supplementary one, that the General Assembly of to the colony. A stormy debate arose, and many threats were uttered. Patrick Henry, in Wirt. Robinson, the Speaker, already a defaulter, Peyton Randolph, the ll to the spirit of all the resolutions enumerated; but the five offered by Patrick Henry were alone reported to the house, and on Thursday, the thirtieth of May, ha