The Fight and the Aftermath
|Richard Henry Lee|
Richard Henry Lee was also a great patriot. It had been he who first presented a resolution on American Independence to the Second Continental Congress, leading to the Declaration of Independence. which he eventually signed. He established the first Committees of Correspondence in Virginia, and penned the Leedstown Resolve, an accord between landowners to oppose the Stamp Act, to refuse to pay any tax that was not passed by an act of Parliament, and to oppose any troops who might come to enforce British laws that were made in violation of the British Common Law. Many of the points made in the Declaration of Independence had been part of the Leedstown Resolution.