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Goodrich, Elizur to [Stephen Twining] re: tie for Presidency between Jefferson & Burr

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05754.12 Author/Creator: Goodrich, Elizur Place Written: Washington Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1801/02/11 Pagination: 1 p. + docket + FF 25.1 x 20.3 cm

Summary of Content: Dated "1/2 past 3 o'clock." He writes: "On examining the votes of the electors in the presense of the Senate and House they were as follows for: Thomas Jefferson - 73; Aaron Burr - 73; John Adams - 65; Chs. C. Pickney - 64; John Jay -1. We have ballotted, as States, four times & Mr. Jefferson has eight states- Mr. Burr has six, and two are divided."

Background Information:

People: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836
Jay, John, 1745-1829
Adams, John, 1735-1826

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: PresidentVice PresidentElectionGovernment and CivicsCongress

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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