Randolph- The Philadelphia Enquirer relates the following anecdote:- During the session of Congress of 1825, John Randolph, then in Congress, boarded at Dobson's No. 2, near the capitol, Washington. Among other members then residing there, were Mr. Barbour of Va. Messrs. Macon, Hall, Branch, and Speight of North Carolina; Mr. Cobb, of Georgia; Mr. Crittenden, of Kentucky, 'c. On one occasion, the conversation at dinner turned upon the Indians of Georgia, application had just been made to the General Government from the State for their removal beyond its limits.-- Mr. Cobb became animated in the argument, even to exasperation, and declared 'that Mr. Monroe and Congress might have the Indians sent away or not, as they pleased, or dispose of them in any other way they thought proper: but that by G_d they should not remain in Georgia!'
Mr. Randolph, who had hitherto taken little share in the conversation, then remarked, with that coolness and point for which he was so remarkable, that 'if there was a superintending Providence above, he trusted his thunders would not be idle, while they were driving those poor creatures from the homes and graves of their forefathers.'