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- Correspondence, 1813, of John Randolph of Roanoke (1773-1833), consisting of letters to and from Francis Scott Key of Georgetown, District of Columbia, discussing politics, the War of 1812, and personal matters. The letters were transcribed by Hugh A. Garland (1805-1854) of St. Louis, Missouri, who was Randolph's biographer. The letters consist of a letter, 2 January 1813, from Randolph to Key; a letter, 3 May 1813, from Key to Randolph; a letter, 10 May 1813, from Randolph to Key; a letter, 14 May 1813, from Key to Randolph; a letter, 22-23 May 1813, from Randolph to Key; a letter 3 July 1813, from Key to Randolph; a letter, 17, 23 July 1813, from Randolph to Key; and a letter, 12 September 1813, from Randolph to Key
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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 to 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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