St. Louis Mercantile Library

M-77: Presidential Election of 1824 Collection

 

HISTORY: The presidential election of 1824 was probably the most contentious in our nation's history. Although it saw the election of John Quincy Adams, the partisan hostility that developed in the process helped to clinch the presidency for Andrew Jackson four years later. Thus the election of 1824 heralded the Age of Jackson, and with it a new popular democracy. This small collection reveals the impact of that critical national election on St. Louis, as the frontier city cast votes for its own electoral candidates. The volume was an early donation to the Mercantile Library.

SCOPE: Election list of votes cast for the electoral candidates to elect the President and Vice President of the United States, held in the County of St. Louis on the first Monday of November, 1824. Shows results: David Musick received 125 votes; Ruluff Peck received 99 votes; and William Smith received 71 votes.

HOLDINGS: 1 long, thin handwritten volume. 12pp.

ACCESS: Some of the material in Special Collection M-77 may be photocopied, digitally scanned or photographed, subject to condition.