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Just a few days before the election of 1840, presidential candidate William Henry Harrison writes a letter to his friend discussing the possible outcomes of the upcoming election and the impact of ?The Abolitionists [from whom]? there is no danger. Their whole vote given against me would not change the result?
Autograph Letter, unsigned, 1 p., .5? x 9.5?. North Bend, Ohio, October 20, 1840. Harrison?s signature absent. Color photocopy of address panel present. Fine condition. The 14th presidential election of the United States pitted the war hero, Harrison, against the incumbent, Martin van Buren. The Whig, Harrison, won easily, just as he predicted in his letter- ?However... there is no danger. Their whole vote given against me would not change the result [of the election]?. The letter in full reads, My Dear Sir, / I have just returned from a tour of 3 Weeks, & found your letter in which you mention the ?Cold Sweats? you were suffering under from the apprehension of the success of Shannon. I hope that the news of our 18 or 20?000 majority may have relieved you before this reaches you. / My votes will considerably exceed Corwin, unless more of the Abolitionists Vote for him than I at present suppose to have done so. Under any circumstances however (as far as the Abolitionists are co
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