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Great account on counting the votes for President...

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February 24, 1821

BOSTON RECORDER, Feb. 24, 1821  

* James Monroe elected president

Page 3 has a nice account of the proceedings in "Congress - Election of President and Vice-President" datelined February 14. It details the procedure, snd the opening of the packets: "...containing the certificates and votes...handing them to the tellers who read...In this manner the vortex of the several states were announced..." and what follows is the list by state. It reports the question of accepting the votes of Missouri, not yet a state, but ultimately: "...The President of the Senate announced that the total number of votes for James Monroe as President...was 231, and if the votes of Missouri were not counted, was 228; that in either event, James Monroe has a majority...The President then proclaimed that JAMES MONROE is elected President of the United States for four years..." with more.
Four pages, good condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War