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- Letter, 16 March 1798, from John Randolph (1773-1833) of Cumberland County, Virginia, to Charles Landon Carter (1774-1832) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, stating that he is glad to hear that Carter has remained in the United States and that he has a high regard for Carter. This letter includes a request to William Lambert (d. 1834) regarding a trunk left in his care. Also includes a negative photostat of the letter
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- 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.
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