Robert Bolling was a poet, a
member of the House of Burgesses (1761–1765), the sheriff of Buckingham County, and a
member of the county court (1761–1775). Trained as a lawyer, he nearly fought a duel
with William Byrd (1728–1777),
a judge on the General Court, when Bolling accused the judges of bias in a murder
case. Bolling was also involved in a suit brought by his youngest brother over an
inheritance. The younger Bolling was represented . . .
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