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NH Statesman & State Journal Newspaper-7/11/1840 William Henry Harrison

NH Statesman & State Journal Newspaper-7/11/1840 William Henry Harrison


This is an original New Hampshire Statesman and State Journal from July 11, 1840 that includes the newspaper's political endorsement of William Henry Harrison for President and James Tyler for Vice-President. This was the first time that the Whig party coalesced behind one candidate for president. It was also the first, and only, time that electors cast votes for four men, one of which would become President of the United States. They were the current President Martin Van Buren, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler (succeeded Harrison), and James K. Polk, who received one electoral vote for vice president, and who would succeed Tyler in 1845.
This was the election where the slogan 'Tippecanoe and Tyler Too' was used by Harrison and Tyler in their bid for the election as President and Vice-President.

There is also an article on the murder of a Shaker brother (probably from the Canterbury Community) who was found shot to death as he was in the fields collecting seeds.
There are several articles in this paper outlining their support for the Harrison who was a war hero and was portrayed as the 'common man' with his 'log cabin' background when he was actually just as wealthy as President Van Buren. 
An interesting and surprisingly relevant newspaper that is in great shape and easy to read.

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