1806.010: Speeches of John Randolph in Congress, March 1806.

Published: 1806

Full Title: Speech delivered in the House of Representatives of the United States, by John Randolph, Esq.: the fifth March, 1806, on Mr. Gregg's resolution for non-importation with Great Britain.

Author: Randolph, John (1773-1833).

Place Issued: Richmond

Issuing Press: Augustine Davis

Description: 54 pgs.; 22 cm. (8vo).


Text here also contains: "Second speech of John Randolph, Esq., on Mr. Gregg's resolution. Thursday, March 6" [p. 33-54]; that speech carries a caption title suggesting that it may have issued separately; one copy at Library of Congress, lacking title page, is the first speech only. John Randolph of Roanoke is often considered the leader of the conservative Republican opposition to Jefferson, a group called the Tertium Quids (Third Way); a vocal advocate of the "principles of '98," Randolph's opposition was based in a belief that Jefferson had failed to limit Federal powers accumulated under the Federalists; here, he objected to a proposed non-importation law as a violation of states' rights and an overstepping of authority granted to the Federal government by the Constitution. Several modern scholars mark this speech as articulating the core philosophies of the Southern conservative movement.

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