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John Robinson Estate Scandal
... The John Robinson estate scandal was a major financial scandal in Colonial Virginia ... After the 1766 death of John Robinson, the powerful and aristocratic Virginia planter who served as both Speaker of the House of Burgesses and the colony's treasurer ... Robinson had been Speaker since 1738 ...

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    Never let the estate decrease in your hands. It is only by such resolutions as that that English noblemen and English gentlemen can preserve their country. I cannot bear to see property changing hands.
    Anthony Trollope (1815–1882)

    I watched him; and the sight was not so fair
    As one or two that I have seen elsewhere:
    An apparatus not for me to mend—
    A wreck, with hell between him and the end.
    —Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869–1935)