History of the Town of Harvard, Massachusetts; 1732-1893 Volume 2

History of the Town of Harvard, Massachusetts; 1732-1893 Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...Winthrop, twelve for Elbridge Gerry and nine for E. Brcck; apparently more than two to one in favor of the Federal candidate; but in the second year of Adams's administration the town gave instructions to her representative, Joseph Stone, a Jefferson Republican, requesting him to exert his influence in the legislature to procure a petition for the repeal of the alien and sedition laws passed by congress, and for the preservation of peace with France--although the insolent aggression of the French government made peace impossible except with national dishonor. In 1800 the electors were chosen by the legislature; but the vote in Harvard for the representative to congress was: seventy-nine for Joseph B. Varnum and twelve for Timothy Bigelow; showing a great change in popular sentiment in favor of the administration. At the election which secured for Jefferson a second term of office--when even Federalist Massachusetts cast her electoral vote for him--one hundred and thirty-three ballots were cast in Harvard for the Republican electors, and fifty-three, for the Federalists. In 1808 the legislature a second time chose the presidential electors, but for representative tq congress, Moses White had one hundred and twenty-seven votes in Harvard, while his competitor, William Stedman the Federalist, who won in the district, had but sixty-four. The embargo, which went into effect during the closing year of Jefferson's administration, destroying as it did the chief source of New England's prosperity, was stigmatized as sectional legislation, and party rancor passed the bounds of reason. The declaration of war against England brought even the conservative clergy to take part in political discussion. Thus in Harvard a town-meeting majority so fiercely and...show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 209g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236650360
  • 9781236650368