2021-02 Raynors HCA Live
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Two complete and authentic issues of The Federal Gazette, Baltimore, December 14th & 17th, 1796, disbound, 4pp., rag paper, VG. From the 14th, interior page and running 5-1/2 columns is an address of Thomas Mifflin to the Pennsylvania congress regarding the "difficulties which have again arisen in the election and returns of electors of a President and Vice President ... ". Mifflin continues with details of the issues. Additionally, there is a summary which shows the Pennsylvania electors voted; Jefferson 14, Burr 13, Pinckney 2, and Adams 1. ...plus, from the 17th, interior page reports the Virginia electors as follows; Jefferson 20, S. Adams 3, Clinton 3, Washington 1, J. Adams 1, Pinckney 1, Burr 1. The United States presidential election of 1796 was the first contested American presidential election and the only one to elect a President and Vice President from opposing tickets. John Adams, Federalist Party, won with 71 electors votes, Jefferson, Democratic-Republican, with 68 electors became the Vice President.
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The Contentious Presidential Election of 1796

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