Henry, Patrick, 1736-1799
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents This collection includes correspondence from Albert Gallatin Porter and others in Indianapolis, Indiana and elsewhere; newspaper clippings; speeches; autographed notes and manuscripts; and printed Congressional bills ranging from 1804 to 1928, regarding Porter's political career; biographies; historical subjects; his manuscript and indices.
Dates: circa 1804-1928, undated
Collection — Folder: S638
Scope and Contents This collection includes 3 facsimiles of secret orders given to George Rogers Clark from Patrick Henry, dated January 2, 1778, authorizing the attack on British posts at Kaskaskia and Vincennes during the American Revolutionary War. Also included is a letter dated December 8, 1778, written by Patrick Henry to Col. John Gibson regarding Gibson's request for clothing for his regiment given to Henry by a Captain Bell.