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Collection Reference Number GLC05899.02
From Archive Folder Five documents to John Langdon regarding his nomination as vice president 
Title Albert Gallatin to John Langdon urging Landon to accept the nomination of vice president
Date 21 May 1812
Author Gallatin, Albert (1761-1849)  
Recipient Langdon, John  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Urges Langdon to accept the nomination for vice president, claiming that "Your not declining the nomination to the vice presidency is, in my opinion, essential to Union, Republicanism and the public welfare." Heaps praise on Langdon. Earnestly exhorts him to take the nomination for the public good and to avert the creation of factions in the party, "which will lead to toryism and perhaps worse consequences." Langdon declined the nomination.
Subjects War of 1812  Government and Civics  Politics  Election  Vice President  Republican Party  President  
People Gallatin, Albert (1761-1849)  Langdon, John (1741-1819)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme War of 1812; Government & Politics; The Presidency
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859