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Twelfth Amendment, with notes, and draft of speech to the legislature at bottom

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05321.01 Author/Creator: Place Written: Washington Type: Broadside Date: 1803/10/17 Pagination: 1 p. + docket 34.3 x 20.5 cm

Summary of Content: 12th Amendment with notations. The draft speech at the bottom of the page is the beginning of the speech GLC 5321.02.

Background Information:


Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Government and CivicsUS ConstitutionUS Constitutional AmendmentLawPresidentVice PresidentElection

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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