1793.025: A Short Defense of Richard Randolph.

Published: 1793

Full Title: To the public. My connection with Mr. Richard Randolph ... S.G. Tucker. Fredericksburg, May 5, 1793.

Author: Tucker, St. George (1752-1827).

Place Issued: Fredericksburg

Issuing Press: Timothy Green

Description: 1 sheet [2 pgs.]; 39 cm. x 21 cm. (fol.).


First public defense of Richard Randolph (1770-96) over accusations he had murdered an infant he had fathered with his wife's sister – known as the Bizarre Affair, from its genesis at the Randolph family seat near Farmville in Prince Edward County. Here Tucker, one of his attorneys, strove to use his reputation to keep Randolph from criminal indictment; in the end, however, Randolph was tried for both Infanticide and adultery, but was acquitted of the charges through the efforts of his defense counsel, Patrick Henry and John Marshall. Only known copy, recorded by Bristol, could not be found when the Early American Imprints Series sought to film this title in 1968.

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