Marshall, John (1755-1835) to Charles Pickney re: uncertain results of Presidential election of 1800
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With free frank. Marshall hopes for election of Federal delegates in the vote for president.
Washington Nov. 22 1800
I write to tell you that neither my first nor last account of the vote of Maryland was correct. The state is precisely divided. No doubt is entertained but that the federal electors will vote for both the federal gentlemen. At least no man with whom I have conversed doubts it.
I was much [pleased] at the honorable testimony given by your fellow citizens of the respect [&] attachment they still retain for you. We hope [of] the democrats fear that the legislature will testify the same sentiments. On your legislature I believe depends absolutely the election. The Pennsylvania Senate has maintained their ground. My letters say and I believe they will maintain it. We look out anxiously for inteligence [sic] from Rhode Island if the federal ticket succeeds in that state. I think it almost certain that both the federal gentlemen will be elected-if it fails I cannot say what may happen.
Congress met yesterday [&] the [check] was delivered today.
With much respect & esteem I am dear Sir your obedt.
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