Weegy: Patrick Henry forcefully urged them to establish a defense of Virginia, arguing that the colony needed a "well regulated militia." It was imperative, he declared, that Virginia be prepared to oppose King George III. [ He ended his impassioned speech for independence with the words:
"I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death."
Many at the meeting were loathe to oppose the mother country, ... (More)