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(PRESIDENTS--1792 CAMPAIGN.) Original certificate for Maryland's representative from the second Electoral College. Document Signed by the state's 8 electors (Alexander Contee Hanson, John Eager Howard, Thomas Sim Lee, Richard Potts, William Richardson, Donaldson Yeates, Joshua Seney and Levin Winder) and Elie Vallette as their representative. One page, 12 x 8 inches, plus integral docket leaf; minor edge wear, separations at folds, crude paper repairs on verso. Annapolis, MD, 5 December 1792
"We the subscribers, electors for the state of Maryland . . . do hereby appoint Mr. Elie Vallette of the city of Annapolis to take charge of, and deliver to the president of the Senate of ye United States, one of the certificates of all the votes . . . for the President and Vice President." Vallette's work was non-controversial--all 8 of Maryland's electors ended up casting their votes to reelect the Washington-Adams ticket.
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