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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1805
|B F Stickney to John Langdon
|15 April 1805
|Stickney, B. F. (fl. 1805)
|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.
|US Constitution US Constitutional Amendment Election Government and Civics President Vice President Government and Civics Law Global History and Civics Foreign Affairs
|Stickney B. F. (fl. 1805) Langdon, John (1741-1819)
|Pembroke, New Hampshire
|Government & Politics; Law; Foreign Affairs
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|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.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859