By Kenneth Shorey
This quantity offers a whole selection of correspondence among John Randolph of Roanoke, Virginia, and his shut pal Dr. John Brockenbrough, a Richmond medical professional. Randolph was once an eloquent guy, the main gifted extemporaneous speaker of the home of Representatives in his day and infrequently wrote biting social commentatary. Of designated curiosity during this assortment are his severe reviews on Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Henry Clay, John Marshall, and lots of different top figures of the interval. Randolph's correspondence with Brockenbrough touches upon the critical political controversies of his time, from the battle of 1812 to South Carolina's Nullification obstacle of 1832.
From the trial of Aaron Burr till his magnificent lead to a Philadelphia lodge, John Randolph confided in John Brockenbrough. This publication documents the friendship of a proficient flesh presser and a sober health care provider. It additionally finds greatly approximately an period of yank background that should be studied extra closely.
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Collected Letters of John Randolph of Roanoke to Dr. John Brockenbrough: 1812-1833 (The Library of Conservative Thought) by Kenneth Shorey