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Carroll, Charles (1737-1832) to James McHenry

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00985 Author/Creator: Carroll, Charles (1737-1832) Place Written: Annapolis, Maryland Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 5 December 1796 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Senator Carroll informs McHenry, Secretary of War, that Senator Rufus King intends to move resolutions in Congress related to the 1796 United States Presidential election. Reports in detail the number of votes currently held by each Presidential candidate, expressing favor for John Adams and disapproval of Thomas Jefferson. Mentions communications between Secretary of State Timothy Pickering and Charles Pinckney, the Ambassador to France, regarding the strained relationship between the United States and France. Referring to the election and foreign relations, states "there are no doubt many in all the States wishing for a revolution of war, but I am confident that the great body of the people are attached to the govern't, approve its measures, & wish to be remain at peace with all nations."

People: Carroll, Charles, 1737-1832.
McHenry, James, 1753-1816.
Adams, John, 1735-1826.
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
King, Rufus, 1755-1827.
Pickering, Timothy, 1745-1829.
Pinckney, Charles Cotesworth, 1746-1825.

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Keywords/Subjects: President Election, Federalists, Politics, Law, Congress, France, Diplomacy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy

Sub Era: The Early Republic