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Virginia and Delaware vote for Washington for President...
Item # 636454
February 19, 1789
THE DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, Feb. 19, 1789 Page 2 has a report from "Philadelphia" which reports: "A letter from Virginia says that 10 of the 12 electors of that state had meet and chosen, unanimously, General Washington, President. For Vice President the honourable John Adams had five votes, Governor Clinton three votes, the honourable Mr. Hancock one vote, and the honourable Mr. Jay one vote." Similarly, a report from Wilmington Delaware notes that state has cast: "...three votes for General Washington, as president, and three for the honorable John Jay, as vice president." (see)
Four pages, never-trimmed margins, great condition.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's