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Near Wylliesburg in Charlotte County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

War of 1812 Opposition — John Randolph

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, August 21, 2017
1. War of 1812 Opposition — John Randolph Marker
Inscription. The War of 1812 sparked intense opposition. In Congress, the Federalist Party unanimously opposed the declaration of war passed in June 1812. Among the war’s most outspoken critics was Virginia Republican Congressman John Randolph of nearby Roanoke Plantation. He denounced the conflict as one of conquest and ambition, inconsistent with republican principles. Randolph lost his reelection bid in 1813 over his opposition to the war, but he was elected to his former seat in 1815. He later served as U.S. senator, member of Virginia’s Constitutional Convention of 1829-30, and minister to Russia. Randolph died in Philadelphia in 1833 and is buried in Richmond.
 
Erected 2010 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number FR-28.)
 
Location. 36° 51.648′ N, 78° 35.726′ W. Marker is near Wylliesburg, Virginia, in Charlotte County. Marker is on Kings Highway (U.S. 360) west of Barnesville Highway (U.S. 15), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saxe VA 23967, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Staunton Bridge Action (approx. 0.4 miles away); Roanoke Plantation (approx. 0.4 miles
War of 1812 Opposition — John Randolph Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 21, 2017
2. War of 1812 Opposition — John Randolph Marker
away); Paul Carrington (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wylliesburgh (approx. half a mile away); Charlotte County / Mecklenburg County (approx. 4.2 miles away); Carrington's Mill (approx. 6.1 miles away); The Battle of Staunton River Bridge (approx. 6.1 miles away); Wilson-Kautz Raid (approx. 6.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wylliesburg.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia Entry for John Randolph of Roanoke. “With mixed feelings about slavery, he was one of the founders of the American Colonization Society in 1816, to send free blacks to a colony in Africa. However, he also believed that slavery was a necessity in Virginia ... In addition, Randolph remained dependent on hundreds of slaves to work his tobacco plantation. But, he provided for their manumission and resettlement in the free state of Ohio in his will, providing monies for the purchase of land and supplies. They founded Rossville, now part of Piqua, Ohio.” (Submitted on August 27, 2017.) 
 
Categories. PoliticsWar of 1812
 
John Randolph of Roanoke (1773–1833) image. Click for full size.
Oil by John Wesley Jarvis via Wikipedia Commons, 1811
3. John Randolph of Roanoke (1773–1833)
This portrait is in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 27, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 27, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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