Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Samuel Broome, 5 May 1789

From Samuel Broome

London May 5. 1789


On my return to London (yesterday) I found the enclosed letter for your Excellency at my lodgings which I now forward as it doubtless contains advices of a public nature. I have received others from my friends of the most pleasing kind. Our public affairs in America are certainly in a most propitious way.—State of votes known in New York March 1:

Washington Adams
New Hampshire  5  5 Unanimous
Massachusetts 10 10 Do.
Connecticut  7  5  2 Huntington
New Jersey  6  0  6 Livingston & Jay
Pennsylvania 10  8  2 Hancock
Maryland  6  0  6 Harrison
Virginia 10  5  5 Jay & Hancock
54 33 21

Maryland has 8 Electors, but only 6 appeared to vote so they lost 2 votes

Virginia has 12 Electors but only 10 appeared to vote so they lost 2 votes

The whole number of Electors for the 13 states being 91
Deduct for those states that have no votes vizt.
No. Carolina 7. New York 8. Rhode Island 3. } make 22
4 lost by Maryland & Virginia
The whole number of Electors that can vote will be 69

I beg leave to return my most sincere thanks to Your Excellency for the attention paid me during my short stay in Paris. I am with great respect Your Excellencys most Obt. servant,

Sam Broome

No. 18 Kingstreet Cheapside, London

RC (DLC); endorsed. Recorded in SJL as received 10 May 1789. The enclosed letter was that from Smith to TJ, 15 Feb. 1789.

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