George M. Brooke to Thomas Mann Randolph

Dear Sir

Permit me to introduce to You my much esteemed friend Col. Callava, late Governor of this province. In him, you will find an Honorable High minded, gallant soldier, & gentleman. As a Virginian, I abhor the cruelty, & despotism with which, he has been treated by Gen Jackson, and which I can assure You there was not the least cause for. Should he have the Honor to hand you this letter, introduce him to your friends and treat him with that attention, which I shall allways feel in duty bound to receprocate. Shew this to some of your particular friends only, as I do not know what course the Genl. Government, intend pursuing on the occasion which has caused Col. Calliovas Visit to Washington.

I have the Honor to be mo: respectfully. yr. ob. Servt
Geo. M. Brooke
RC (MHi); addressed: “To His Excellency Thos. Mann. Randolph Governor of Vrginia Richmond”; endorsed by Randolph: “Geo. M. Brooke Sept. 21. 1821.”
George M. Brooke
Date Range
September 1, 1821