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Proceedings of the Electors of President and Vice-President of the United States in Maryland, 1789-1980
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90.                                            1844.

Jos. H. Nicholson was elected.
    On motion of Mr. Alexander, Mr. Andrew Sheir was appointed
Messenger, and Mr. Samuel Peace Door Keeper.
    On motion of Mr. Gaither, the Electors proceeded to ballot for
President, and, by district ballots, for Vice President of the United
States, agreeably to the requirements of Law.
    On motion of Mr. Gaither, Henry Clay, of the State of Kentucky, was
nominated for President of the United States.
        The ballots of the Electors were then deposited in the ballot box
which was delivered by the President to Messrs. Gaither and Ricaud,
who were charged to count the ballots and report the result;
after a time, they reported there had been Eight ballots cast,
all of which were for Henry Clay, of the State of Kentucky.
        Whereupon, it was declared that Henry Clay, of the State of
Kentucky, had received Eight votes for President of the United
States from and after the Third Day of March next ensuing, being
the whole number to which the State of Maryland is entitled.
        On motion of Mr. Ricaud, Theodore Frelinghuysen, of the State
of New York, was nominated for Vice President of the United States.
        The ballots of the Electors were deposited in the ballot box, which
was delivered by the President to Messrs. Ricaud and Gaither, who
were charged to count the ballots and report the result; after
a time, they reported there had been Eight ballots cast all of
which were for Theodore Frelinghuysen of the State of New York.
        Whereupon it was declared that Theodore Frelinghuysen, of
the State of New York, had received Eight votes for Vice President
of the United States from and after the Third Day of March next
ensuing being the whole number to which the State of Maryland
is entitled.
        On motion of Mr. Ricaud, the Secretary was directed to request of
the Governor the certificates of the Election of the Electors required to be
furnished by the 3rd. sect. of Chap. 109. of the Act of Congress 1792.
        The Secretary accordingly prescribed said request to His Excellency
the Governor, who returned for answer that the Certificates should
be prepared and forwarded forthwith.
        Presently a sealed communication addressed to the Electors
was presented, containing three certificates, each in the following
words, towit:
        " In obedience to an Act of Congress, approved the 1st. of March 1792
Chapter 109, and a supplement thereto approved March 26th. 1804 chapter
403  I do hereby certify that William Lingan Gaither, James R. Ricaud
Thomas S. Alexander, William Price, Charles R. Stewart, Augustus W.
Bradford, Henry E. Wright and Samuel Hambleton Junior were



 
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