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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 ... Robinson had been Speaker since 1738 ...

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