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Randolph, John Jr.:

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE, TO WHOM WAS REFERRED, ON THE 14TH INSTANT, THE MESSAGE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, TOGETHER WITH A LETTER OF JOHN RANDOLPH, JUNR. A MEMBER OF THIS HOUSE, FOR THE STATE OF VIRGINIA. 20TH JANUARY, 1800. ORDERED TO LIE ON THE TABLE. PUBLISHED BY ORDER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

[Philadelphia: 1800] 28pp, newly stitched, title page toned. Very Good. The Report recounts a bizarre incident in Randolph's bizarre life, in Randolph's first term as a Congressman. He attracted immediate attention "while advocating the reduction of the regular army, by characterizing the regular soldiers as 'mercenaries' and 'ragamuffins.' After a couple of officers of the Marine Corps had tried to insult him, he wrote President John Adams, demanding that notice be taken of this attack on the independence of the legislature. The letter was transmitted to the House and led to a heated debate which served no purpose beyond the advertisement of the fiery young representative from Virginia" [DAB]. The event sealed Randolph's well-deserved reputation for hyperbolic behavior during his long public career. The Report prints Randolph's letter, additional correspondence, affidavits and depositions concerning the affair. Evans 38869.


Book Id: 18258

Price: $450.00

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