Letter written by Richard Randolph to William B. Randolph of Chatsworth (near Richmond, Va.), dated May 21, 1855. Richard Randolph introduces himself as being selected by William & Mary faculty as their agent to solicit financial aid for the College, "an unpleasant task, which I could not decline." He appeals to William Randolph by comparing Plymouth and Bunker Hill, Massachusetts to Jamestown and Yorktown, Virginia ("the provident Yankee and the 'chivalrous Virginian'"), mentions that the monument (at Jamestown?) to James Blair has been demolished, and that William & Mary has been "disinherited by the State, and is now languishing for want of funds."
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Removed from the University Archives Subject File Collection in December 2018 so it could be processed as an individual collection. Before to being housed in the UA Subject Files, the letter had been part of the College Papers Collection.