On October 1, 1712, the governor of Virginia appointed John Randolph king's attorney for Charles City, Henrico, and Prince George counties. The existence of reports shows that he diligently attended the courts, observed the proceedings there astutely, and made careful notes. The surviving manuscript is not likely to be the notes actually made in court. It has a formal title, and the reports are written out in complete sentences with very few abbreviated words.
Sir John Randolph's King's Bench Reports 1715 to 1716 (William Hamilton Bryson, ed.,1996).