— Patrick Henry attorney, planter, politician and Founding Father of the United States 1736 - 1799
Last Will and Testament (20 November 1798), as quoted in Patrick Henry : Life, Correspondences and Speeches (1891) by William Wirt Henry, Vol. H, p. 631.
This also often appears (incorrectly) as "I have now disposed of all my property to my family; there is one thing more I wish I could give them, and that is the Christian Religion. If they had that, and I had not given them one shilling, they would be rich; and if they had not that, and I had given them all the world, they would be poor." This version goes back at least to 1823, when it appeared in the 29 November 1823 issue of The Manchester Iris, a Weekly Literary and Scientific Miscellany, vol. II, p. 387. A complete transcription https://web.archive.org/web/20160320205247/http://www.redhill.org/last_will.htm of the will may be found at the Red Hill Patrick Henry Memorial website.
1790s, Last Will and Testament (1798)