The Orator - (Blackberry Shortcake) Patrick Henry - known to many as "The Orator" was the voice of the Revolution. Versed well in the law of the time, he gave many speeches before, during, and after the Revolutionary War that were vital in gaining support for the cause. When Patrick wasn't busy attending his political duties, he would return to his wife, and their farm in Virginia. The land was quite exhausted from tobacco cultivation, so Patrick and Sarah decided to sow different crops. The most cherished of which were their blackberry bushes. A rich blackberry sauce, spread over crumbly shortcake would become a specialty desert of their's that we are enjoying to this day!