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Collection Reference Number GLC06536
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1805 
Title B F Stickney to John Langdon
Date 15 April 1805
Author Stickney, B. F. (fl. 1805)  
Recipient Langdon, John  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Refers to a constitutional amendment and states that Mr. Crownershield said it was not well managed in New Hampshire. Remarks on American jurisprudence and the problem of relying on British precedents to decide cases, " ... ransacking the huge piles of musty volumes to find monarchical precedents to decide cases in a republican government." Asks Langdon if he believes it would be advantageous to attempt to affect a reform in the legislation of New Hampshire.
Subjects US Constitution  US Constitutional Amendment  Election  Government and Civics  President  Vice President  Government and Civics  Law  Global History and Civics  Foreign Affairs  
People Stickney B. F. (fl. 1805)  Langdon, John (1741-1819)  
Place written Pembroke, New Hampshire
Theme Government & Politics; Law; Foreign Affairs
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Langdon served as governor of New Hampshire, 1805-1809. The amendment referred to is most likely the 12th Amendment to the Constitution, which called for separate electoral ballots for President and Vice President.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859