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Sedgwick, Theodore to W. Williams re: Jefferson-Burr election crisis

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05301 Author/Creator: Sedgwick, Theodore Place Written: Washington Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1801/02/11 Pagination: 1 p. + docket 25 x 20 cm

Summary of Content: Written as Speaker of the House during the Jefferson-Burr election crisis. "15 ballots have been taken & no election."

Background Information:

Full Transcript: Washington 11 Feby 1801

My dear friend -
I have this moment recd. in the chair your Letter of the 31st ult. It is now 9 oclock - 15 ballots have already been taken & ...no election. Jefferson has 8, Burr 6 states and two are divided. There is no prospect of an election this evening - should it prove otherwise I will write you again before 4 o clock to which time I have requested the post master genl. to suspend closing the mail.
I am ever your affect.
Theodore Sedgwick
Mr. Williams

Mr. Sedgwick
11 Feby. 1801
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Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Government and CivicsPoliticsElectionPresidentVice PresidentCongress

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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