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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
December 1, 1800 Presidential Election of 1800 James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Letter from the former Secretary at War to Alexander Hamilton concerning the late presidential election, which produced a tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr.
March 21, 1785 The election of Indian Commissioners by Congress Congress of the United States [not available] These documents announce the election by Congress of Indian Commissioners.
October 18, 1799 Election for State of Pennsylvania Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Certificate to be printed the remnant will be forwarded to Craig. Fears gubernatorial election is against "us" (Federalists) in "this city" (Philadelphia). York and Lancaster counties "deserted" Federalist party. Must submit to the system and noted that the state of Pennsylvania is Democratic (which Craig stated was synonymous with French).
October 25, 1799 The Democrats Have Prevailed in the Election, Etc. Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Craig laments the victory of the Democrats in the recent election and discusses various supply concerns. Encloses a draft on Caleb Swan in favor of Robert Andrews.
October 13, 1796 Regarding an Election William Vans Murray James McHenry Murray writes of the election results for members of Congress, and fears what will happen if the next President is not a Federalist.
November 9, 1796 Close of the Election; Report about France William Vans Murray James McHenry Reports on the close of a local election, in which one of the candidates only received one vote. Also discusses a rumor about the French.
December 2, 1796 Election Favorites Charles Carroll James McHenry Inclosed Governor's Address printed in Green's paper. Pennsylvania ticket in favor of Jefferson, some say Adams will be elected by a majority of 6 votes. McHenry doesn't believe an election will be made by the Electors due to poor health or remote residences.
December 31, 1800 Presidential Election of 1800 James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry discusses with Hamilton the late presidential election of 1800. McHenry puts a positive spin on the Federalist defeat, however, stating: "We undoubtedly are threatened with a change in some of the most essential points in government and our national affairs; but who will venture to say, that equal evils did not await us, had Mr. Adams been elected. The case at least affords us this kind...
October 19, 1798 Election of Gallatin & Smiley to Congress, Etc. Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig announces the arrival of the Quartermaster General and mentions the election of Democrats Gallatin and Smilie to Congress.
October 17, 1800 Travel Plans Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Quartermaster General traveling to Pittsburgh, Secretary of War and President expected in Philadelphia shortly. Secretary of Treasury travels to Connecticut. Best wishes for a better turn out in local election, mentioned federal election as going poorly.
September 30, 1800 Discussion of Political Matters John Adams Samuel Dexter Appears to be a political discussion concerning the upcoming election, ministers, and American policy.
October 1, 1800 Presidential Election of 1800 James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Letter from the Secretary at War to Alexander Hamilton about the presidential election of 1800. The Federalists are running John Adams and Charles Cotesworth Pinckney.
February 4, 1797 Military Hospital of the Southern Department Nathan Alexander Unknown Recipient Discusses the Military Hospital of the Southern Department. Also mentions election for the presidency.
November 2, 1796 About Southern Elections William Vans Murray James McHenry Discusses elections, and the nature of them, and how he has never known of such an election of principles before. He asks that his regards be given to a number of people.
November 7, 1800 Election and Personal Business Thomas Butler Francis Mentges Butler wants the news from Philadelphia so he can ascertain what face Pennsylvania put on respecting the election of electors. Asks for some clothing to be made for his daughters.
February 16, 1789 Information on Requested Cloth and Election Results Henry Knox George Washington Knox assures Washington that when the requested cloth arrives it will be shipped by stage without delay. Knox also relays election news indicating that Washington received every vote for President from Maryland and all other states in the south. Voting from New Jersey and Delaware, Knox notes, is not yet available.
May 15, 1800 [Confidence] Election Law James McHenry Samuel Chase Election law, state governments, presidential election discussed. McHenry's resignation, anti-Federalist ticket success along with peace between the two parties discussed. Foreign affairs addressed.
October 14, 1796 Craig discusses military stores and shipment with Hodgdon Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig informs Samuel Hodgdon of the election of Albert Gallatin to Congress. Due to this election, Craig states that "the spirit of 1793 and 1794 still pervades the multitude" in western Pennsylvania.
August 9, 1799 Information about Gubernatorial Election, Stevens's Compensation, Cash & Fur Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Refers to commotion of coming election with concern for the peace and security of the common wealth. Seeks to elect James Ross governor. Refers to case of Stevens in New York. The Quartermaster general has appointed Stevens his agent with a handsome compensation. Swan has opened his office in the rooms formerly occupied by the postmaster general. Refers to valuable cargoes of cash and furs.
November 15, 1796 Accommodations Not as Desired William Vans Murray James McHenry He thanks McHenry for his letter, and tells him the lodgings he found for him will not do. He needs something with a little downstairs parlor and a bedroom in the neighborhood. He also thanks him for something he sent. He also mentions the election again, and closes with an aphorism about swimming.
June 22, 1790 Jackson announces the election of George Cabot to Senate Henry Jackson Henry Knox Letter, discusses election of Federal Senator.
May 2, 1793 Separation of Military and Civil Authority Henry Knox Beverley Randolph Inquiry into William Preston's interference with Congressional representative election. Requests additional details to be taken under oath.
March 19, 1797 Insecure State of the Post of New York, Etc. Philip Schuyler Alexander Hamilton Schuyler laments the military vulnerability of the city of New York and expresses alarm at the possible election of Aaron Burr to the state assembly and the speeches of the recently inaugurated president, John Adams.
October 28, 1796 About Their Correspondence William Vans Murray James McHenry Murray makes his apologizes to McHenry for the volume of his correspondence; he's a great talker, and he finds it agreeable to hold these soliloquies towards McHenry. He discusses some election matters, and wishes to be in Philadelphia, mostly so that he can see and talk to McHenry.
November 19, 1796 Failing to Aid Mr. Jefferson's Election James McHenry William Murray McHenry ruminates on a declamatory appeal to the people against the government arguing that laws should be repealed, court decisions should be annulled; vessels should be restored and a general change in policy from pacific to hostile should be purused toward Great Britain He believes it was intended to aid in Jefferson's election but doubts that it will do so.