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The contentious Presidential election of 1824... John Quincy Adams eventually won...



Item # 647186

December 18, 1824

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, December 18, 1824  The historic report in this issue would be the front page report of Andrew Jackson likely the Presidential election. I say likely, because--as the front page chart and text show--no candidate won a majority of the electoral votes, causing the election to be thrown into the House of Representatives. The text notes: "The probable result of the votes of the electoral colleges will stand thus--for Jackson 100 or 101; Adams 81 or 82; Crawford 41...render it all but a certainly that no choice will be made, and that Messrs. Jackson, Adams and Crawford, being the three highest, will be offered to the house of representatives, by whom a choice will be made, by states. This will be the second time that such an event has taken place under our constitution, and it is to be hoped that it may be the last. Yet we hardly hope for an amendment to the constitution to give the election more surely to the people..." (see).
The remainder of the issue is taken up with much news of the day, including reports from Congress. Included also are two documents signed in type: John Quincy Adams, three by James Monroe, and some reports concerning the visit of LaFayette to the United States.
Complete 16 page issue, 6 by 9 1/2 inches, clean condition.

This small size newspaper began in 1811 and was a prime source for national political news of the first half of the19th century. As noted in Wikipedia, this title: "...(was) one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States...Devoted primarily to politics...considered an important source for the history of the period."

Category: Pre-Civil War

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