America Votes
Presidential Campaign Memorabilia from the Duke University Special Collections Library

John Adams - 1796

U.S. Supreme Court Justice William Paterson, while on circuit duty in Raleigh, N.C., wrote to Justice James Iredell of Edenton, N.C., on December 1, 1796. Paterson's appraisal of the potential outcome of the electoral vote was a victory for John Adams over Thomas Jefferson. From the James Iredell Papers in Special Collections.

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A project of The Digital Scriptorium, Special Collections Library, Duke University. August 1996