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M-077: Presidential Election of 1824 Collection

DATE: November 1824

CREATOR: Saint Louis County

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.

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.

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

ACCESS: This collection is available for on-site use only in the Rare Book and Manuscripts Reading Room. Some of the material in Special Collection M-077 may be photocopied, digitally scanned or photographed, subject to condition. For collections marked limited access, researchers are advised to contact the library at least three business days in advance of their visit to submit a request to view the physical material.

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Preferred Citation: When citing the material from this collection, the preferred citation is: From the Special Collections of the St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri – St. Louis.