clear space clear space clear space white space
 r c h i v e s   o f   M a r y l a n d   O n l i n e

PLEASE NOTE: The searchable text below was computer generated and may contain typographical errors. Numerical typos are particularly troubling. Click “View pdf” to see the original document.

  Maryland State Archives | Index | Help | Search
search for:
clear space
white space
Meetings of Presidential Electors in Maryland, 1789-1980 1785-1791
Volume 207, Page 17   View pdf image (33K)
 Jump to  
clear space clear space clear space white space

solved,-I do not expect the House to fall;
but I do expect it will cease to be divided.
It will become all one thing, or all the
other. Either the opponents of slavery will
arrest the further spread of it, and place it
where the public mind shall rest in the be-

lief that it is in the course of ultimate ex-
tinction, or its advocates will push it for-
ward till it shall become alike lawful in all
the States, old as well as new. North as
well as South."

MEETING-Wednesday, December 7, 1864
(7 Electoral Votes)

Republican (R)
Democratic (D)
President & Vice President
Abraham Lincoln (R) and
*Andrew Johnson-7 electoral votes
*A Democrat nominated by Republicans and elected
with Lincoln on the National Union ticket
William J. Albert
Henry H. Goldsborough
William H. W. Farrow
William Smith Reese
R. Stockett Matthews
Isaac Nesbit
George W. Sands
President & Vice President
George B. McClellan (D) and
George H. Pendleton
Augustus W. Bradford, Unionist
Secretary of State
William B. Hill
Lincoln and Johnson 40,153
McClellan and Pendleton 32,739
Lincoln and Johnson 55.1 %
McClellan and Pendleton 44.9 %

Lincoln and Johnson 7 electoral
McClellan and Pendleton
Lincoln and Johnson 2,206,938
McClellan and Pendleton 1,803,787
Lincoln and Johnson 55.0 %
McClellan and Pendleton 45.0%
Lincoln and Johnson 212 electoral
McClellan and Pendleton 21
Lincoln was re-elected with a huge majority.
His second inaugural address, one of the
most beautiful ever delivered, his famous
words remain with us, "... with malice
toward none; with charity for all ... let us
. . . bind up the nation's wounds . . ." His
assassination soon after he took office for
the second term was deeply mourned.
Andrew Johnson who was thrust into the
Presidency by Lincoln's death, was almost
impeached because he refused to let Con-
gress usurp presidential rights. One senator-
ial vote kept him from this disgrace which
actually strengthened the presidency and
helped preserve the separation of powers
among legislative, executive and judicial
branches of government. He became em-
broiled in the conflict over reconstruction of
the Confederate states; he favored a mild re-
construction - Republican Party wanted a
radical reconstruction. He left office in dis-
grace, however, when he returned to public
life in 1869 he was elected to the United
States Senate becoming the only former
President to serve in this capacity.


clear space
clear space
white space

Please view image to verify text. To report an error, please contact us.
Meetings of Presidential Electors in Maryland, 1789-1980 1785-1791
Volume 207, Page 17   View pdf image (33K)
 Jump to  

This web site is presented for reference purposes under the doctrine of fair use. When this material is used, in whole or in part, proper citation and credit must be attributed to the Maryland State Archives. PLEASE NOTE: The site may contain material from other sources which may be under copyright. Rights assessment, and full originating source citation, is the responsibility of the user.

Tell Us What You Think About the Maryland State Archives Website!

An Archives of Maryland electronic publication.
For information contact

©Copyright  October 06, 2023
Maryland State Archives