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Stringer, Samuel
Printed Circular Letter Concerning the Nomination of Stephen Van Rensselaer and James Watson as the Federal Republican Candidates in the New York State Gubernatorial Election of 1801

Albany: 1801, folio, one printed page of a bi-folium, folded, docketed on verso, and addressed to “Gen Jacob Morris Butternuts”, bottom edge of first leaf torn away, not affecting text, some separations and tears along folds and fold joints, foredge slightly chipped and ruffled, light toning to text, else good.

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Samuel Stringer was chairman of the Corresponding Committee of the Federal Republican Citizens of Albany, and the circular is datelined “Committee-Room, Albany, 20th April, 1801”. The circular was mailed on April 22, 1801 to Gen. Jacob Morris at Butternuts, now Morris, New York (named after him), and received on the 24th.

Stringer writes, in the first paragraph, of the work done on behalf of the Federalist candidates in the various districts of the state, Eastern, Western and Middle, and their electoral prospects in each.

He continues in the second paragraph:

“The rapid stride of Democracy and Jacobinism throughout most parts of the Union is truly alarming, and calls for a union of sentiment in those good Citizens who possess correct political sentiments in making a firm and decided stand against the many-headed Monster which threatens destruction to our Country’s best interests. The success of the Election of Mr. Van Rensselaer and Mr. Watson is a circumstance with which this object is essentially connected, and the event must determine whether this State is to be ranked with those in favor of Order and good Government – or to form a link in the chain of Democracy and Disorganivation. – This Committee are faithfully and zealously employed in the support of their just and honorable principles, and of the election of their virtuous and respectable Candidates: This they will unremittingly continue to do until the close of the Election…”

This Federalist ticket was defeated by the Democratic-Republican candidates George Clinton and Jeremiah Van Rensselaer.

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