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Collection Reference Number GLC05899.03
From Archive Folder Five documents to John Langdon regarding his nomination as vice president 
Title John Smilie to John Langdon informing him of his nomination for the vice presidency
Date 22 May 1812
Author Smilie, John (1741 - 1812)  
Additional authors Crawford, William Harris (1772-1834) Cutts, Charles (1769-1846)
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description co-signed by William H. Crawford and Charles Cutts. On behalf of the Republican members of Congress, informs Langdon of his nomination for the vice presidency. Comments on the difficulties facing the nation, claiming that "In this awful period of arms, & calamities, when the whole system of nature appears to be convulsed, the Republic has a right to the service of its citizens." Urges him to consent to the nomination. Langdon declined the nomination.
Subjects Government and Civics  Politics  Election  Vice President  Republican Party  President  War of 1812  Military History  
People Smilie, John (1741 - 1812)  Crawford, William Harris (1772-1834)  Cutts, Charles (1769-1846)  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