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Old St. John's Church Interior, Richmond, Virginia, circa 1930-1944

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Summary:Old St. John's Church Interior, Richmond, Virginia, circa 1930-1944. "In 1775 a convention was held in this historic church to deliberate upon the oppressive measures adopted by the British Government for enforcing the collection of taxes levied upon the Colonies. Many members of the convention hesitated to commit Virginia to any act of resistance, but Patrick Henry though only 39 years old, flashed the electric spark which exploded with fiery eloquence, 'Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of the chains of slavery? Forbid it Almighty God I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death.' During the delivery of this immortal speech Henry stood in pew 72, now marked by white tablet shown in this view." Postcard number: 27, 67024.
Century:1901-2000
Temporal subject: 1931-1940
1941-1950
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Virginia
Geographical subject – Settlement:Richmond
Topical subjects:Churches
St. John's Church (Richmond, Va.)
Henry, Patrick, 1736-1799
Interiors
Genre:Postcards
ArchivesUM location:National Trust Library Postcard Collection
Repository:National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection
Browse terms:Architecture, Landscape, Historic Places
Copyright holder:Unknown
Collection:National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection
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