At home all day, letter to my Grandfather, La Cretelle, evening, visit from W. Lee,
duel, Mr. Clay, Mr. Randolph, excitement.1
1. Bitterly opposed to JQA and suspicious of Clay, John Randolph of Roanoke on 30 March
attacked the alliance of these two leaders as “the coalition of Blifil and Black George,”
a combination “of the puritan with the blackleg.” Clay challenged the Virginian to
a duel, which took place on the Virginia side of the Potomac on 8 April. Neither man
was wounded. See DAB; Van Deusen, Clay, p. 219–223.
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2015.