Loudoun County Whig Office printed vote tally, April 28, 1848

Guide to Loudoun County Whig Office printed vote tally C0378


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Repository George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections Research Center.
Creator Whig Party (Va.)
Title Loudoun County Whig Office printed vote tally
Date April 28, 1848
Physical Characteristics .01 Linear Feet
Abstract Printed document detailing the votes for Whig Party candidates for an unnamed office, likely the Virginia General Assembly, by Loudoun County, Virginia towns, April 28, 1848.
Collection Number C0378
Language English

Historical Note

The Whig Party was an American political party formed in 1833-1834 as an opposition to then President Andrew Jackson's expansion of executive power. The Whig Party was a proponent of states' rights, and eventually the American South's attempt to continue the enslavement of millions of people. Loudoun County, Virginia was an essentially Whig county, and was originally "officially" in support of the Union pre-Civil War, though the county was divided on the issue. Eventually secessionists swayed the county into supporting the South's secession, though its official Whig representatives remained pro-Union. The Whig Party dissolved in 1856.

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Scope and Content

Printed document detailing the votes for candidates for an unnamed office, likely the Virginia General Assembly, by the towns Leesburg, Gum Spring, Lovettsville, Waterford, Mt. Gilead, Snickersville, Union, Peacock's, Water's, Purcell's, Hillsboro, and Middleburg of Loudoun County, Virginia. The document reads "Loudoun Whig Office, Leesburg, VA., April 28, 1848." At the bottom it is handwritten that Robert White, Burr Harrison, and Lewis Beard were elected.

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Arrangement

This is a single item collection.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions.

Use Restrictions

Public Domain. There are no known restrictions.

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Related Material

The Special Collections Research Center also holds the Letter from Joseph Janney of Leesburg, Virginia, Indenture for a miller apprenticeship for Hugh Ogden in Loudoun County, Virginia, and the Cordelia Jones free papers issued by the Loudoun County, Virginia court.

The Thomas Balch Library in Leesburg, VA collects "printed, manuscript, photographic, cartographic and genealogical documentation of Leesburg, Loudoun County and the surrounding region."

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Index Terms

Geographical Names:

Loudoun County (Va.)

Subjects:

Local government -- Virginia

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Loudoun County Whig Office printed vote tally, C0378, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Purchased by Lynn Eaton from Jerry Showalter in April 2019.

Processing Information

Processing completed by Amanda Brent in January 2022. EAD markup completed by Amanda Brent in January 2022.

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Bibliography

"Burr Harrison[.]" My Heritage. Accessed January 10, 2022. https://www.myheritage.com/names/burr_harrison.

Divine, John, et al. "The History of Loudoun County, Virginia[.]" Loudouncountyhistory.org, text originally published 1961-1965, accessed January 10, 2022. https://www.loudounhistory.org/history/loudoun-cw-divided/.

Wineman, Bradford A. "Whig Party in Virginia[.]" Encyclopedia Virginia, accessed January 10, 2022. https://encyclopediavirginia.org/entries/whig-party-in-virginia/.

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