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MS97-05 Election of 1876 Declaration

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Election of 1876 Declaration

Collection Title: Election of 1876 Declaration

Series Number: MS97-05

Processed and Cataloged by: Reprocessed by Dieter C. Ullrich on July 13, 2010.

Date Listed: 1877

Date Span: 1877

Size of Collection: 0.10 linear feet.

Number of Boxes: 1 oversized document.

Type of Material: Document.

Condition of Material: Fair with wrinkles and foxing.

Arrangement: Chronological arrangement.

Biographical / Historical Information: The United States presidential election of 1876 found Governor Samuel J. Tilden of New York, who had a slight majority of the popular vote, lose to Governor Rutherford B. Hayes of Ohio by a single electoral vote. Democrats in the House of Representatives declared the election results illegal and unconstitutional. The election turned out to be one of the most disputed presidential elections in American history. 

Scope and Content: Collection consists of a facsimile of a declaration signed by members of the Forty-fourth United States Congress that protested the presidential election results of 1876.    

Subject Headings / Descriptors:

Presidents – United States – Election – 1876.

Contested elections – United States – History – 19th century.