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SAINT JOHNS EPISCOPAL CHURCH Here On 23 March 1775 Patrick Henry Delivered His & ...

SAINT JOHNS EPISCOPAL CHURCH Here On 23 March 1775 Patrick Henry Delivered His & ...

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Description: SAINT JOHNS EPISCOPAL CHURCH Here on 23 March 1775 Patrick Henry delivered his " Liberty or Death " speech , calling for American independence , during the second Virginia revolutionary convention that included members George Washington , Thomas Jefferson , Peyton Randolph , and Richard Henry Lee . Saint Johns Church was built in 1741 by Richard Randolph on land donated by Richmonds founder , William Byrd II . It continues to server Henrico Parish ( founded 1611 ) . Buried in its churchyard are George Wythe and Elizabeth Arnold Poe , mother of Edgar Allan Poe . Department of Historic Resources , 1991

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