In the early 1790s Richard Randolph was accused of fathering a child by his sister-in-law, Nancy, and murdering the baby shortly after its birth. Rumors about the incident, which occurred during a visit to the plantation of close family friends, spread like wildfire. Randolph found himself on trial for the crime largely because of the public outrage fueled by these rumors. The rest of the household suffered too, and only Nancy, who later married ...
By Cynthia A. Kierner
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: University of Virginia Press; 1st University of Virginia Press Ed edition (September 20, 2006)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
Amazon Rank: 1061501
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.....in Virginia history. In Colonial times, the name Randolph meant something in Virginia. In fact, the Randolph family, in its various branches, were pretty much a law unto themselves, able to do anything, including murder, with impunity. Fortunate