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Letter, 1815 October 17, Richmond, Virginia to Thomas Jefferson, n.p.

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Author: Randolph, David Meade, 1760-1830
Abstract: His wretchedness and family's ruin caused by arbitrary power in Jefferson's hands; intends to effect an issue between them in public press; will not shrink from his purpose; recalls scenes opened by Secretary of State to Marshall of Virginia; insidiousconversations in August 1793 in cabinet and at country residence [Monticello]; he laments the death of Dr. [Benjamin] Rush and the late Governor of Tennessee, yet he would, in justice to characters of Pierce Brother and Col. Thos. Blount, challenge his appeal to their memories; will ask for correctness of details which he shall unfold later; communication will remain wholly unknown to others until a similar affair at law instituted for the same purpose.
Issued Date: 1815-10-17
Subjects: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826--Correspondence
Marshall, John, 1755-1835
Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813
Blount, Thomas, 1759-1812
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/15392
Citation: Tucker-Coleman Papers: Series 2 Thomas Jefferson Correspondence, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.


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