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Letters

Label
Letters, ca. 1812-1823
Title
Letters
Inclusive dates
ca. 1812-1823
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letters, ca. 1812-1823, from John Randolph (1773-1833) to Edward Booker of either Cumberland County or Prince Edward County, Virginia, consisting of a letter, written either late 1812 or early 1813, informing Booker that he had taken Hale's papers from Colonel Daniel's and was returning them by Mr. Dudley, stating that the SPIRIT OF '76 contains an account of the action at Queenston, Ontario, Canada, adding that Colonel Solomon Van Rensselaer (1774-1852) was wounded in the fight not General Peter Stephen Van Rensselaer (1764-1839), and sending Booker a newspaper (not extant) with the account of the impressment of a Mr. Gilliam in London England; and a letter, 15 April 1823, expressing sorrow at Booker's loss, quoting Patrick Henry (1736-1799) that misfortune toughens manhood. A note at the bottom of the letter, written by T.A. Booker, states that his father's house burned 4 April 1823
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Biographical or historical data
John Randolph of Roanoke was born 2 June 1773 in Prince George County, Virginia and settled in Charlotte County, Virginia. A member of the prominent Randolph family, he was cousins with Thomas Jefferson and John Marshall. Randolph served in the United States House of Representatives from 1799 to 1813, 1815 to 1817, 1819 to 1825, 1827 to 1829, and 1833, and in the United States Senate from 1825 to 1827. Randolph was an adherent of states' rights and the strict construction of the federal Constitution. He died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 24 May 1833, freeing his slaves in his will. Randolph was buried at his home in Charlotte County, and later reinterred in Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia.
Cataloging source
Vi
Label
Letters
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
1
Immediate source of acquisition
Spotswood, Dandridge
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000487346
Reproduction note
Photostat (negative).
Type of unit
leaf.

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