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Madison, James (1751-1836) To: Aaron Burr

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07977 Author/Creator: Madison, James (1751-1836) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1803/11/12 Pagination: 1p. : address : docket ; 24.8 cm x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Submitting 12th Amendment to Aaron Burr. Signed in third person with Burr's docketing.

Background Information: Signer of the U.S. Constitution.

People: Madison, James, 1751-1836
Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: PresidentGovernment and CivicsElectionUS ConstitutionUS Constitutional AmendmentVice President

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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