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Patrick Henry's Speech Summary

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1. This part of Patrick Henry’s speech to the Convention of Delegates in Virginia supports his purpose of this speech very well. The purpose of this speech was to incite the determination of the Virginia House members to raise a militia, or volunteer army, that would fight against the British army. He wanted people in colonies to understand that they needed to stand up and do something for their rights. They could not just wait for something to happen for them. They had to take actions and fight against British. His use of language was very strong which fits well with the purpose of the speech. “Suffer not yourselves to be betrayed with a kiss. Ask yourselves how this gracious reception of our petition comports with these warlike preparations
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