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>Costume Studies
>>1776 Anglo-Am. gentleman
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>>>>secondary sources
Subject: gentleman officer
Culture: Colonial-Revolutionary Anglo-American
Setting: 13 Colonies, American Revolution, North America 18thc







​* Virginia Historical Society > Story of Virginia
"Patrick Henry arguing the Parson's Cause
attributed to George Cooke c. 1830, depicts the event that propelled Henry to prominence.  On December 1, 1763, at Hanover Court House, he gave a blaze of oratory on behalf of the defendants in a legal case called 'The Parson's Cause.'  His daring defense asserted that a king who vetoed popular laws was no king, but a tyrant who ought not to be obeyed.  In 1765, passage of his resolutions opposing the Stamp Act made the twenty-nine-year-old lawyer Virginia's most influential politician.  His speech included the passage 'Caesar had his Brutus, Charles the First his Cromwell, and George III.'  The Speaker of the House, John Robinson, interrupted with a cry of 'Treason!'  'And George the Third may profit from their example,' Henry continued.  'If this be treason, make the most of it,' he calmly concluded." ...