Rives, W. C. Discourse on the Character and Services of John Hampden, and the Great Struggle for Popular and Constitutional Liberty in his Time; Delivered before the Trustees, Faculty and Students of Hampden Sydney College, the 12th November, 1845. Richmond: Shepherd and Colin, 1845. 
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John Hampden (1594-1643), first cousin of Oliver Cromwell, Puritan resistor to Charles I on the principle of taxation. He served as a colonel in the Puritan army, and was mortally wounded at Chalgrove Field, near Thame.
An account of his life and the principles that inspired his actions, by William Cabell Rives (1793-1868), a Virginia lawyer, politician and diplomat. After his studies at Hampden-Sydney College and at William and Mary, Rives studied law under the tutorship of Thomas Jefferson, being admitted to the bar at Richmond in 1814. Rives served from 1823 to 1829 in the U. S. House of Representatives, and in 1829 was appointed by President Andrew Jackson as Minister to France., and upon his return was elected to the United States Senate. During the Civil War Rives was a member of the Confederate House of Representatives.