Front: May 29, 1736 – June 6, 1799, Member, Virginia House of Burgesses, Commander, Virginia Colonial Militia, Member, Virginia Committee of Correspondence, Delegate, First Continental Congress, Drafted, Virginia’s First Constitution, First elected Governor, Commonwealth of Virginia.
Back: “In such times of a nation’s trial there is always one voice that speaks for all. It echoes the spirit of the age…The voice of Patrick Henry was the voice of America struggling for freedom.”~ Henry A. Brown in his “Oration on the Hundredth Anniversary of Congress (1876)
“Gentleman may cry peace, peace– but there is no peace…Why stand we idle here? 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 for me, giver me liberty of give me death!” ~ Patrick Henry St. Johns Church, Richmond, Va. March 23, 1775