The Nuttall Encyclopedia
A noted eccentric American politician, born at Cawsons, Virginia; entered Congress in 1799, and held a commanding position there as leader of the Democratic party; was a witty, sarcastic speaker; sat in the Senate from 1825 to 1827, and in 1830 was Minister to Russia; liberated and provided for his slaves (1773-1833).
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Randolph, John'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/r/randolph-john.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.