The Election of 1876 The Election (Pg 3)
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His son, Scott Russell was relieved to not have to move to Washington, which he viewed as a bad place.
The Election of 1876
The Election (Pg 3)
Ψ Hayes was asleep
when the dispatches were
sent to the doubtful states.
He composed a letter to his son, Rud, at
Cornell to tell him how the folks at
home were taking the defeat.
His son, Scott
Russell was relieved to not
have to move to Washington, which
he viewed as a bad place.
Upon learning the election was in doubt,
Hayes remained skeptical. He was
not sure that, even if the election was “ill-gottened”, that he should
As powerful Republicans were being sent to
the contested states
Demanded that there should be no taint of dishonesty or their part.
Ψ What happened next would fill volumes of
texts, which I will summarize as
In the 4
, both Republican and Democratic election returns were submitted.
Since Grant’s Vice President, Henry Wilson,
had died the previous Year
, the Pro Tem
of the Senate, Thomas W. Ferry, was in
line for the
Presidency if no resolution
George McCrary, an Iowa Republican,
introduced a bill,
calling for a special
committee to decide the election. It
was passed in mid-December.
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