Patrick Henry in His Speeches and Writings


Patrick Henry in His Speeches and Writings and in the Words of His Contemporaries

Compiled and Annotated by James M. Elson (2007)

This book contains the existing records of all of Henry’s speeches not previously available from a single source, and those portions of his correspondence that the compiler believes are most important to an understanding of Henry the patriot and Henry the man. Extended memoirs of Henry are published here in full for the first time in one place by Colonel Samuel Meredith, his brother-in-law; Judge Edmund Winston, Henry’s first cousin (who married his widow); and most importantly, Judge Spencer Roane, Henry’s son-in-law, who, after Henry’s death, became the chief judge of what was then Virginia’s supreme court. The book also contains extended reminiscences or evaluations of Henry by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, George Mason, Edmund Randolph, John Marshall and many others who knew him or encountered his mesmerizing oratory.

Soft Cover, 274 pages




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