Patrick Henry Autograph Document Signed – 1790


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American patriot (1736–1799) best remembered for his stirring, historic declaration, “Give me liberty or give me death.”

Autograph document signed (ADS) “P. Henry”, 8×3.25, November 5, 1790, “City of Richmond.”  A receipt handwritten and signed by Patrick Henry for funds “received from Harry Innes Esq, by the hands of Matthew Walton Esq, twenty five pounds fifteen shillings & eight pence brought from Kentucky for the use of Anne Christians Estate”.   An interesting document that connects a number of significant figures in the early history of Kentucky and Virginia, including Harry Innes (1752 – 1816), the first United States federal judge in Kentucky, his fellow Kentuckian Matthew Walton (d. 1819), a state representative from Nelson County, Kentucky who participated in the founding of the State and its constitution, and Anne Christian, Patrick Henry’s sister, who was married to William Christian (1743-1786), a member of Henry’s law office in Virginia, and also a resident of Kentucky. The Christians helped establish Fort William, Kentucky, near present day Louisville.

Mild soiling, old folds, affixed to heavier stock.