Thomas Jefferson Papers

Edward Coles to Thomas Jefferson, 23 November 1814

From Edward Coles

Wednesday 12 oclock Nov. 23d ’14

Edward Coles is desired by the President to send Mr Jefferson the enclosed papers; and to inform him of the sudden death of the Vice President, who expired after a few moments illness, with a kind of paralytick fit, about one hour since

RC (DLC); dateline at foot of text; endorsed by TJ as received 26 Nov. 1814 from Washington and so recorded in SJL. Enclosures not found.

vice president Elbridge Gerry died within twenty minutes after suffering a hemorrhage of the lungs on his way to the United States Senate on the morning of 23 Nov. 1814 (DAB description begins Allen Johnson and Dumas Malone, eds., Dictionary of American Biography, 1928–36, 20 vols. description ends ).

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