Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Thomas McKean, 20 January 1804

From Thomas McKean

Lan: Jany. 20th. 1804


I have the honor to transmit to you, an exemplified copy of an Act of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania entitled “An Act to ratify on behalf of the State of Pennsylvania, an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to the choosing of a President and Vice President of the United States” and am, with great consideration, and respect,

Sir, your most obedt. Servant

Thomas M:Kean

FC (Lb in PHarH); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson President of the United States.” Recorded in SJL as received from Lancaster on 25 Jan. with notation “ratifn. S.” Enclosure: see below.

exemplified copy: on 20 Jan., Timothy Matlack, master of the rolls for Pennsylvania, certified a copy of the Pennsylvania act to ratify the Twelfth Amendment as approved by McKean on 7 Jan. (DNA: RG 11, RA). As noted in SJL, TJ sent the document to the State Department.

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