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Richard Henry Lee   /rˈɪtʃərd hˈɛnri li/   Listen
Richard Henry Lee

Leader of the American Revolution who proposed the resolution calling for independence of the American Colonies (1732-1794).  Synonym: Lee.

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"Richard Henry Lee" Quotes from Famous Books

... stinging wit discomfited this General in many a sally—was at last held to include the whole county. In 1778, only two years after the Declaration of Independence was adopted, and while the flames of war were still spreading over the country, Hannah Lee Corbin, of Virginia, the sister of General Richard Henry Lee, wrote him, protesting against the taxation of women unless they were allowed to vote. He replied that "women were already possessed of that right," thus recognizing the fact of woman's enfranchisement as one of the results of the new government, and it is ...
— History of Woman Suffrage, Volume I • Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Matilda Joslyn Gage

... and these were known as Tories and punished as traitors whenever they gave active expression to their sentiments. The majority of the people, however, were for complete separation from England, and were ready to support that determination with their lives. Richard Henry Lee, of Virginia, made a motion in the Continental Congress, June 7, 1776, "that these united colonies are and of right ought to be free and independent States, that they are absolved from all allegiance to ...
— The Land We Live In - The Story of Our Country • Henry Mann

Words linked to "Richard Henry Lee" :   lee, American Revolutionary leader

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