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To the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States : We, the subscribers, inhabitants of [blank] in the county of [blank] and commonwealth of Massachusetts, beg leave to represent that, the Constitution of the United States having provided that each state shall appoint electors of president and vice president, "in such manner as the legislature thereof shall direct," ... and whereas we have learned ... that the majorities of our state Senate, and House of Representatives ... without any legislative direction of the manner of appointing electors ... directed the mode of choosing the electors, by meeting in convention for that purpose, and have accordingly in that mode proceeded to make an appointment of the electors. ... we pray that the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States, in whose presence the electoral votes are to be opened and counted, to take the subject into consideration, and prevent the establishment of so dangerous a precedent.

Other author/creatorUnited States. Congress.
Format Electronic and Book
Publication Info[Boston?] : [publisher not identified], [1829?]
Description1 sheet (1 unnumbered page) ; 30 x 19 cm
Supplemental Content Shaw-Shoemaker Digital Edition
Series Early American imprints. Second series no. 21502. ^A575643
General noteThe American Antiquarian Society copy is dated "1832?" in ms. The memorial may have been submitted to Congress shortly after the presidential election of 1828, and perhaps ultimately resulted in the passage, on March 24, 1832, of the Massachusetts law "An act directing the mode of choosing electors of president and vice president of the United States."
General noteDated [1810?] by Shaw & Shoemaker.
General notePrinted area measures 15.0 x 15.6 cm.
References Shaw & Shoemaker 21502
Other formsMicroform version available in the Readex Early American Imprints series.
Reproduction noteElectronic text and image data. [Chester, Vt. : Readex, a division of Newsbank, Inc., 2004-2007] Includes files in TIFF, GIF and PDF formats with inclusion of keyword searchable text. (Early American imprints. Second series ; no. 21502).
Genre/formMemorials (Legal)

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