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Gerry, Elbridge (1744-1814) to James Madison

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02343 Author/Creator: Gerry, Elbridge (1744-1814) Place Written: Cambridge, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 26 January 1813 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket : free frank ; 33 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Apparently a retained draft briefly outlining the manner in which Gerry will take the vice presidential oath of office It is written on the verso of the docketed address leaf of a letter from Madison to Gerry. With Madison's free frank.

People: Gerry, Elbridge, 1744-1814
Madison, James, 1751-1836

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: OathGovernment and CivicsVice PresidentPresidentInauguration

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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