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Goodrich, Elizur to Stephen Twining re: guessing that Jefferson will not be President

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05754.05 Author/Creator: Goodrich, Elizur Place Written: Washington Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1800/12/04 Pagination: 3 p. + docket. 24.4 x 20.7 cm

He writes: "We had correct intelligence from Annapolis the last evening that the votes of Maryland are five for Adams & Pickney -- five for Jefferson & Burr. It has been pretty much conceded by the Gentlemen, here, who arrogate to themselves the appellation of Republican, that Mr. J. cannot this time be President of the U States." He continues, concerning South Carolina, "Mr. Randolph yesterday received a Letter from S Carolina dated the 19th ult. from Pierce Butler, once a democratic Senator, now the democratic successor of Harper -- and a violent & in some respects a powerful Partizan -- 'He says, it is astonishing but Republicanism is dead in South Carolina -- & Pinckneyism triumphant' --.... For myself I re[a]ly expect a federal Vote in South Carolina. [.... ] If the work is done thoroughly -- Adams & Pinkney will be the Chief Magistrates."

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