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Kierner, Cynthia A.
Scandal at Bizarre
Rumor and Reputation in Jefferson's America
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... More