1800.013: Circular Letter to Possible Republican Presidential Electors.

Published: 1800

Full Title: Richmond, January 30, 1800. : Dear sir, The legislature of this state, at their last session, deemed it expedient to prescribe a mode of choosing electors, to vote for a President and Vice-President, of the United States, calculated to give to Virginia, the weight to which she is entitled in the Union … The committee have it in charge to request that you will as soon as convenient, after the receipt of this communication inform them by letter to their chairman, wheteer [sic] you consent to be placed upon the Republican ticket, as a candidate in your electoral district. … Philip Norbome Nicholas, Chairman of the general committee of correspondence at Richmond. John H. Foushee, Secretary.

Author: Republican Party of Virginia. General Committee of Correspondence at Richmond

Place Issued: Richmond

Issuing Press: Uncertain

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 25 cm. x 20 cm. (broadside).


Sheet lacks printer credit; this title was undoubtedly issued from either the press of Samuel Pleasants or that of Meriwether Jones, as both men were key figures in Republican circles in Richmond; however, a specific attribution to either is impracticable without more evidence.

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