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Meetings of Presidential Electors in Maryland, 1789-1980 1785-1791
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Secretary of State
John Thomson Mason
Greeley and Brown 67,687
Grant and Wilson 66,760
Greeley and Brown 50.3 %
Grant and Wilson 49.7%
Greeley and Brown 8 electoral
Grant and Wilson
Grant and Wilson 3,597,070
Greeley and Brown 2,834,079
Grant and Wilson 55.6 %
Greeley and Brown 44.0%
Grant and Wilson 286 electoral
Greeley and Brown 66
Financial panic, scandal and depression
marked Grant's second term; he declined to
be available for a third.
Horace Greeley died November 29, 1872.
His 66 electoral votes were split among
Hendricks, Brown, Jenkins and Davis.
Maryland's Electoral College delayed the
regular business to pass a resolution regard-
ing his death: "Resolved, that the death of
Horace Greeley under any circumstances or
at any time within the recent history of our

country would have awakened in the minds
of large numbers of the people genuine ex-
pressions of regret; but occurring, as it does,
when the people of this State were about to
cast for him its electoral vote for the highest
office in their gift (President of the United
States), it demands from this body as their
representative for that purpose an emphatic
expression of the profound grief with which
the event has impressed us,
Resolved, that our regrets are by no means
suggested by or limited to his political rela-
tions, but looking to his life-long career
without reference to these, we mourn the
event as one which our people of every polit-
ical inclination may deplore under the con-
viction that in his death the poor, persecuted
and oppressed of every race and clime have
lost a benefactor and a friend, whose assist-
ance no one of them ever sought in vain.
Resolved, that the attention of the youth of
our country may be especially directed to the
example of his life, which will assure them
that poverty has no terrors which industry
such as his may not overcome, and political
honors no limit to which honesty and perse-
verance like his may not aspire.
Resolved, that whilst by these resolutions,
we faintly express our deep emotion and un-
affected sorrow at the death of this distin-
guished philanthropist, we would extend to
his repeatedly afflicted family our sincere
and heart-felt condolence in this last and
severest bereavement."

MEETING-Wednesday, December 6, 1876
(8 Electoral Votes)

Democratic (D)
Republican (R)
President & Vice President
Samuel J. Tilden (D) and
Thomas A. Hendricks-8 electoral votes
Richard B. Carmichael-At Large
Frederick Raine-At Large

James W. Dennis-1st District
Richard J. Gittings-2nd District
William Shepard Bryan-3rd District
Charles G. Kerr-4th District
Fendall Marbury-5th District
Frederick J. Nelson-6th District
President & Vice President
Rutherford B. Hayes (R) and
William A. Wheeler
John Lee Carroll (D)


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