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Thomas Jefferson to John Randolph

Philadelphia, November 29, 1775. Dear Sir, I am to give you the melancholy intelligence of the death of our most worthy Speaker, which happened here on the 22nd of the last month. He was struck with an apoplexy, and expired within five hours. I have it in my power to acquaint you that the success…

Hampton, Va, Threatened

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. After Lord Dunmore, with his troops and navy, had been for several weeks seizing the persons and property of his Majesty’s peaceable subjects in Virginia, on Wednesday night last (25th) a party from an armed tender landed near Hampton,…