Document, 1800 May 03

Title:
Document, 1800 May 03
Library Location:
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site, NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
(Non-Columbia Location)
Name:
Jay, Peter A. (Peter Augustus), 1776-1843; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format:
correspondence
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay
Date:
1800 May 03
Note:
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Physical Description:
0 pages
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary:
The election has resulted in a mortifying defeat for the Federalists. Burr sat at the polls of the sixth ward to challenge electors, and Brockholst Livingston harangued the mob. What the end of this will be is hard to say, should it result in the election of Jefferson the prospect is gloomy indeed. An informality is rumored in the returns of the sixth ward; if that be the case the federalist candidates will have a majority. This is a draft copy. It contains several interesting deletions. Peter notes that scarce a voter in the City failed to turn out to vote, and that many votes of free Negroes and blackguards were purchased with a cup of grog; these comments crossed out in draft.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.09966

Document, 1800 May 03