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Martin Van Buren is elected President of the United States...



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February 11, 1837

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 11, 1837  Near the back is a report from Congress which includes, in part, a report of the formal election of Martin Van Buren as President, evidenced by a chart of the electoral vote by state (see images). The text reads in part: "...the return of electoral votes from each state was opened, read & recorded...After the counting of the votes was completed, & the result declared--The president of the senate proclaimed that Martin Van Buren was elected president of the United States..." (see images). A bit earlier in the issue is a report that "...appointment of a joint committee to wait on Martin Van Buren and inform him of his election...".
Much of the issue reports on the: "Defence of Major General Scott" and also the vote result in the House of Representatives on the: "Admission of Michigan". It became the 26th state on January 26, 1837.
Sixteen pages, 8 1/2 by 12 inches, very lite dampstaining in the upper portion, a couple archival mends in the margins, otherwise in good condition. 
This newspaper began in 1811 and was a prime source for national political news of the first half of the 19th 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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