02 June 2016

Happy Birthday to the Consummate Virginian - John Randolph of Roanoke

When I speak of my country, I mean the Commonwealth of Virginia. I was born in allegiance to George III. My ancestors threw off the oppressive yoke of the mother country, but they never made me subject to New England in matters spiritual or temporal, neither do I mean to become so voluntarily. ~ John Randolph of Roanoke, 1773-1833
And I would recommend David Johnson's recent biography of  Randolph.

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