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Collection Reference Number GLC05899.05
From Archive Folder Five documents to John Langdon regarding his nomination as vice president 
Title Extracts from the proceedings of the Republican presidential and vice presidential nominating convention
Date 29 May 1812
Author Varnum, Joseph Bradley (1751-1821)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Records the process by which James Madison and John Langdon were nominated for president and vice president for the election of 1812. Also indicates the failed attempt to nominate Elbridge Gerry for vice president: "[O]n counting the ballots... for John Langdon 64 for Elbridge Gerry 16..." Langdon declined the nomination.
Subjects War of 1812  Government and Civics  Politics  Election  Vice President  Republican Party  President  
People Varnum, Joseph Bradley (1751-1821)  
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