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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.04117
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0087] January-February 1789 
Title Edward Carrington to Henry Knox about the Virginia electoral college vote for the presidency
Date 16 February 1789
Author Carrington, Edward (1749-1810)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Relates the Virginia Electoral Council's votes for President, and declares that 10 votes were cast for [George] Washington, five for John Adams, three for [George] Clinton, one for [John] Hancock and one for [John] Jay. Relates that Antifederalism is still a factor, particularly near where Patrick Henry lives, south of the J[ames] River; it has influenced the electors and representatives. Describes Mr. [James] Madison's recent election win over Mr. [James] Monroe. Comments on his distaste for the Antifederalists, declaring, "It is a disagreeable thing for difficulties to arise between the two Branches of a Legislature, but yet I cannot help rejoicing that the wild Antifederalists of the lower house in New York have met with so firm a Check from the Senate." Is happy with the prospects of the new government.
Subjects President  Revolutionary War General  Politics  Government and Civics  Election  Vice President  Federalists  
People Carrington, Edward (1749-1810)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Washington, George (1732-1799)  Adams, John (1735-1826)  Clinton, George (1739-1812)  Hancock, John (1737-1793)  Jay, John (1745-1829)  Madison, James (1751-1836)  Monroe, James (1758-1831)  
Place written Richmond, Virginia
Theme Creating a New Government; Government & Politics; The Presidency
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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