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Varnum, Joseph Bradley (1751-1821) [Extracts from the proceedings Republican presidential and vice presidential nominating convention]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05899.05 Author/Creator: Varnum, Joseph Bradley (1751-1821) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Autograph document signed Date: 29 May 1812 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 24.9 x 19.9 cm.

Summary of Content: Records the process by which James Madison and John Langdon were nominated for president and vice president for the election of 1812. Also indicates the failed attempt to nominate Elbridge Gerry for vice president: "[O]n counting the ballots... for John Langdon 64 for Elbridge Gerry 16..." Langdon declined the nomination.

People: Varnum, Joseph B. (Joseph Bradley)., 1751-1821

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: War of 1812Government and CivicsPoliticsElectionVice PresidentRepublican PartyPresident

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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