1808.017: Letter to Presidential Electors for James Madison.

Published: 1808

Full Title: Richmond, February 1st, 1808 : Sir, At a meeting held on Thursday, the 21st January, by a majority of the members of the legislature of Virginia, it was unanimously resolved to support James Madison, as a candidate to fill the office of the president ... In obedience to established customs, an Electoral College has been formed, and you have been selected as an elector ...

Author: Republican Party in Virginia. Central Corresponding Committee.

Place Issued: Richmond

Issuing Press: Uncertain

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 25 cm. x 21 cm. (broadside).


Signed in print by seven members of the "standing committee," commonly known as the Richmond Junto; item evinces support of primary Republican leaders for Madison in 1808 election over a splitter group endorsing James Monroe as Jefferson's successor. Sheet lacks colophon; this letter could have been issued by any of Richmond's Republican printers: Samuel Pleasants, Thomas Ritchie, or Seaton Grantland (particularly by Pleasants, who was a member of this committee), so the indeterminacy here.

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