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The "minds and hearts of the people" began to change in Hanover County Virginia on December 1, 1763. It was at the old Hanover County Courthouse when an obscure country lawyer named Patrick Henry challenged the authority of the Church of England, and the King of England. In the "Parsons' Cause" as Henry's case became known, Patrick Henry thundered against the King's disavowal of a law passed by the Virginia House of Burgesses. In addition to thrusting Patrick Henry into the forefront of the Colonial legal and political circles, the Parsons' Cause established part of the foundation of the coming American Revolution.
The Parsons' Cause Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit corporation whose mission is to sponsor reenactments of, and promote the historical significance of the Parsons' Cause. The Foundation is pleased to present free public shows of the Parsons' Cause - Prelude to Revolution. The shows will be held at the same Hanover Courthouse where Patrick Henry tried the case in 1763.
These shows last about 45 minutes, and participants are asked to serves as jurors, gentleman justices, or parties to the case.
Lucas will be portraying the role of Samuel Gist. Here's more about Samuel Gist http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/w/Gist,_Samuel