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George Salmon on Maryland's Congressional Elections of 1798

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CollectionMaryland Historical Society: McHenry Family Papers MS #647 view image
CollectionLibrary of Congress: MMC, McHenry, James (no image)
Document Information
Date September 25, 1798
Author Name George Salmon (primary) Location: Baltimore
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary)
Summary George Salmon surveys the impending Congressional elections of 1798 in Maryland for James McHenry. Salmon notes that "party spirit rages every where and with great violence." He also says that "parties [presumably party politics] are beyond anything ever before known." According to Salmon, "the election begins next Monday and disagreeable consequences may be expected" in Maryland. Salmon calls Joshua Seney "Galatin the Second." Salmon is presumably an ardent Federalist and believes that the State of Maryland will not be represented in so proper manner as formerly.
Document Format Letterbook
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Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; George Salmon; Mr. Craik; Joshua Seney; Doctor Thomas; Gabriel Christie; Mr. W. Matthews; Mr. Sprigg; Mr. W. Baer; Representatives to Congress; C.W. Heister; C. William Hindman; Abraham Alfonse Albert Gallatin; Federalist Party; Democratic-Republican Party; Secretary of War;
Related Places Baltimore; Maryland; Pennsylvania;
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Key Phrases "From this statement, I am greatly apprehensive that the State of Maryland will not be represented in so proper a manner as formerly, by having fewer of them attached to government, at all elections of this kind the vote of the worthless is equal to the most respectable and great pains have been taken to work on them - wherever I went, the man of wealth, of information and good morals was the supporter of government and approved of its measures, this should be some consolation in the worst of times."

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