[Adams, John Quincy] Presidential Election of 1824.
Autograph letter written by James Strong, U.S. representative from New York (1819-31), 2¼ pp, 7¾ x 9¾ in., Washington, Mar. 29, 1824. To Aaron Vanderpoel in Kinderhook, N.Y. In part: "…I cannot tell you who will be president. I suppose no mortal can tell. One of our members told me today that Virginia would give up Mr. Crawford if N.Y. did not go for him…Virginia is much divided and…in as fine a pickle as N.Y….If Mr. Adams can get the vote of N.Y. it is the better opinion here, that he will stand the best chance of being elected--next in order Gen. Jackson, Mr. Crawford, & Mr. Clay….The democratic party has divided upon the question of president and I have no doubt this division is irreconcileable….It must inevitably result in two great national parties…." More interesting content. Estimated Value $300 - 500