Governor Henry to George Wythe, Speaker of the House of Delegates, 20 June 1777
Letter text, June 20, 1777
GOV. HENRY TO GEORGE WYTHE, SPEAKER OF THE HOUSEOF DELEGATES.(From Va. State Archives, Ex. Com.)June 20th, 1777.
The inclosed [sic] papers contain some Information which I beg you will be pleased to communicate to the general Assembly. With the greatest Regard I have the Honor to beSirYr mo. obt & veryHble ServtP. HENRY
George Wythe Esqr
Speaker of the House of Delegates
[Endorsed:] A letter from the Governor inclosing one from Col. Wilson
Letter text, June 21, 1777
(From Journal of the House of Delegates.)Saturday June 21.
Resolved, That it is of great consequence to this State to secure the salt springs in the county of Kentucky, and therefore that the Governor and Council be requested to embody as many of the militia of the counties of Washington, Montgomery, Henry, Pittsylvania, Bedford and Augusta, as will make up the number of three hundred men, including officers, be commanded by the county lieutenant, or commanding officer of Kentucky county, and to be by him stationed in such parts of the county as he shall think necessary to prevent the incursions of the enemy.
- Governor Henry to George Wythe, Speaker of the House of Delegates, 20 June 1777, in Official Letters of the Governors of the State of Virginia, vol. 1, The Letters of Patrick Henry, ed. H. R. McIlwaine (Richmond: Superintendent of Public Printing, 1926), 165.