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same in the ballot box, Mess^rs. Robert Taylor of Orange, Hugh Nelson of Albemarle and Archibald Stuart of Augusta were appointed a Committee to examine the ballots and report to the College the number of votes given, and for whom given, who, having accordingly examined the same at the Clerk's table, Mr. Taylor reported that the votes of the members of the College were given as follows; &mdash;<br />
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Doctor Richard Field of Brunswick. <br />
 
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Thomas Read of Charlotte. <br />
For James Madison, of Orange county State of Virginia, now Secretary  of State, to be president of the United States &mdash; 24.<br />
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Creed Taylor of Cumberland. <br />
 
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William H. Cabell of Amherst. <br />
For George Clinton, of the State of New  York, now Vice president of the
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George Penn of Patrick. <br />
United  States, to be Vice president of the United States &mdash; 24.<br />
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George Wythe of the city of Richmond. <br />
 
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John Taylor of Caroline. <br />
The certificates required by law, being then prepared, signed and sealed up, the members proceeded to ballot for a special messenger to take charge of and deliver, to the president of the Senate of the United States at the city of Washington,  one of the said certificates and, having  prepared tickets for that ;purpose, and deposited the same in the ballot box, Measr: Robert Taylor, Hugh Nelson and Archibald Stuart were appointed a Committee to examine the ballot, and report to the College on whom a majority of votes had fallen: who, having accordingly examined the same at the  Clerk's table, Mr. Taylor reported that the Committee, on such examination, had found a majority of votes in  favor  of Colo. Alexander 
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Larkin Smith of King & Queen. <br />
Smyth.<br />
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John Minor of Spotsylvania. <br />
 
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William Ellzey of Loudoun. <br />
An appointment  in  writing, being thereupon prepared, was signed  by all the  members, and ordered  to be delivered to the  said  Alexander Smyth, together with  the  certificate.
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William Dudley of Warwick. <br />
 
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Mann Page of Gloucester. <br />
On motion,<br />
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John Taliaferro jun. of King George <br />
 
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Richard Brent of Prince William. <br />
Ordered that Theodosius Hansford, Clerk to the College, be allowed the sum of thirty dollars, for his services during the session of the College; and that the same be certified to the Executive of this State for payment.<br />
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Hugh Holmes of Frederick. <br />
Ordered that William Hix, doorkeeper to the College, be allowed the sum of ten  dollars, for his services during the same session, and that the
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James Dailey of Hanpshire. <br />
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James Allen of Shenandoah. <br />
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Archibald Stuart of Augusta. <br />
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James Mcfarlane of Russell. <br />
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Gen. John Preston of Montgomery, and <br />
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William M. Kinley of Ohio. <br />
 
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Revision as of 14:38, 14 March 2018

Introduction and summary.[1]

Journal Text

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Richmond, Dec. 4th 1804

Sir,

I have the honor to enclose you for the information of the — a copy of the resolution this day agreed to at a meeting of the Electors of a President and Vice President of the United States. This resolution will detail to you the absence of two of the Electors, viz. Larkin Smith of King & Queen, and Richard Evens Lee of Norfolk borough.

I have the honor to be, with high
considerations of respect,
Your most obed.
and very hble sev.
G. Wythe, Chairman

To the Speaker of the —

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The resolution enclosed.



At a meeting of the Electors for choosing a president and Vice President of the United States, held at the Capitol in the city of Richmond, at three o'clock on Tuesday the 4th day of December 1804, Present the following
Electors, viz; —
Geo, Wythe and twenty one others.
On motion,
George Wythe Esquire was unanimously appointed chairman.
On motion,
Resolved that the Chairman be directed to inform the legislature now in session, by letter addressed to the Speaker of each House, that, on this day at 3 o'clock, the following Electors, viz; Larkin Smith of King & Queen and Richard Evens Lee

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of Norfolk did not appear, and are not at present in the city of Richmond.

Attest,

Theo. Hansford, C. C. E.


A provisional appointment of Electors to supply the places of the absentees was made by the Legislature on the 4th of December, but the absent Electors, appearing, at the Capitol, on the 5th at 10 o'clock, proceeded to ballot with the others chosen by the people.



A list of Electors, who voted for a president and vice president of the United States, at the Capitol in the city of Richmond, on Wednesday the 5th of December 1804.


Richard Evens Lee of Norfolk.
John Goodrich of Isle of Wight.
Edward Pegram of Dinwiddie.

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Doctor Richard Field of Brunswick.
Thomas Read of Charlotte.
Creed Taylor of Cumberland.
William H. Cabell of Amherst.
George Penn of Patrick.
George Wythe of the city of Richmond.
John Taylor of Caroline.
Larkin Smith of King & Queen.
John Minor of Spotsylvania.
William Ellzey of Loudoun.
William Dudley of Warwick.
Mann Page of Gloucester.
John Taliaferro jun. of King George
Richard Brent of Prince William.
Hugh Holmes of Frederick.
James Dailey of Hanpshire.
James Allen of Shenandoah.
Archibald Stuart of Augusta.
James Mcfarlane of Russell.
Gen. John Preston of Montgomery, and
William M. Kinley of Ohio.

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same be also certified to the Executive for payment.

The College then adjourned sine die.

Attest

Theo. Hansford C.C.E.

A list of Electors who voted for a president and vice president of the United States,at the Capitol in the city of Richmond on Wednesday the 7th day of Dec. 1808.

Joseph Godwin sen, of Nansemond,   Gustavus B. Horner of Fauquier,
Benjamin Harrison of Prince George,   Robert Nelson of York,
Edward Pegram sen,of Dinwiddie,   Mann Page of Gloucester,
Richard Field of Brunswick,   Richard Barnes of Richmond county
Colo. Thomas Read of Charlotte,   John T. Brooke of Stafford,
Joseph Eggleston of Amelia,   Hugh Holmes of Frederick,
Hugh Nelson of Albemarle,   Osborne Sprigg of Hampshire,
Colo. George Penn of Patrick,   James Allen of Shenandoah,
Philip N. Nicholas of city of Richmond,   Archibald Stuart of Augusta,
Spencer Roane of Hanover,   Andrew Russell of Washington,
John Roane of King William,   Gent. John Preston of Montgomery,
Robert Taylor of Orange,   William McKinley of Ohio.


At a meeting of the College of Electors, for and on behalf of the State of Virginia, of a president and vice president of the United States, at the Capitol in the city of Richmond on Tuesday the first day of December 1812.

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