Collected Letters of John Randolph of Roanoke to Dr. John by Kenneth Shorey

By Kenneth Shorey

This quantity offers an entire number of correspondence among John Randolph of Roanoke, Virginia, and his shut pal Dr. John Brockenbrough, a Richmond general practitioner. Randolph used to be an eloquent guy, the main proficient extemporaneous speaker of the home of Representatives in his day and infrequently wrote biting social commentatary. Of precise curiosity during this assortment are his serious reviews on Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Henry Clay, John Marshall, and plenty of different major figures of the interval. Randolph's correspondence with Brockenbrough touches upon the imperative political controversies of his time, from the struggle of 1812 to South Carolina's Nullification obstacle of 1832.

From the trial of Aaron Burr until eventually his great result in a Philadelphia inn, John Randolph confided in John Brockenbrough. This publication files the friendship of a proficient baby-kisser and a sober general practitioner. It additionally unearths very much approximately an period of yank historical past that should be studied extra closely.

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