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John Randolph The Tory Papers, 1779-1840

John Randolph The Tory Papers, 1779-1840
Mss. Acc. 2008.172
0.05 Cubic Feet
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Coat of Arms bookplate of John Randolph of Middle Temple London.

Letter of John Randolph the Tory, from London, addressed to his Excellency Thomas Jefferson, Governor of Virginia, dated Oct 25,1779.  Friendship and difference of opinion, war news in Great Britain, danger of America using Spanish and French help in war, English Government, newspaper and libel and need to rethink war and all will be forgiven by Great Britain.  (Note:  letter probably never sent).

Printed in the Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

A note by J.W. Keppel April 28,1840 in regard to finding this letter.

Booklet, "Letter from the  Virginia Loyalist from John Randolph to Thomas Jefferson written in London in 1779," by Leonard L. Mackall, 1921 reprint and signed by Mackall in 1936.

Randolph, John (ca. 1727 - 1784)
Keppel, J. W.
Mackall, Leonard L. (1879-1937)
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Participation, French
United States--Revolutionary War--1775-1783
Letters (correspondence)

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Acquisition Note
 Source: LL Mackall.
Preferred Citation
John Randolph The Tory Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
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