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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05754.13 Author/Creator: Goodrich, Elizur Place Written: Washington Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 12 February 1801 Pagination: 1 p. + docket + FF 25.1 x 20.3 cm

Summary of Content: "It is now one o clock PM, we have balloted twenty eight times, uniformly eight for Jefferson - six for Burr & two divided - We cannot adjourn or do any other business[.] We have voted to ballot again on the morrow, at 11 oclock. I cannot guess the result."

Background Information:


Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: PresidentVice PresidentElectionGovernment and CivicsCongress

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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