copyright 1950; Duell, Sloan and Pearce publishers, New York; hardbound in auburn red boards with black lettering; quite good condition with unmarked pages; normal foxing for age; nice look to boards; no dust jacket.
Bizarre was the actual name of young Richard Randolph’s isolated plantation on the Appomattox. Living with him in 1792 were his wife and cousin, Judith; her seventeen year old sister, Nancy; and his own stripling brother, John, famous later as Randolph of Roanoke.
Ugly rumors traveled fast. Nancy had born a child never seen after its birth night. By spring, Virginia was in turmoil over the scandal and Richard and Nancy were tried for infanticide. They were defended by two of the greatest living lawyers, the aging Patrick Henry and the youthful John Marshall.
Not surprisingly, they were acquitted but that verdict was not the end.
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