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|Summary:||This document is a letter of inquiry concerning the United States presidential election of 1844, between Henry Clay for the Whig party, and James K. Polk, a member of the Democratic party. The purpose of the letter, written by A.R. Murray in Madisonville, Kentucky to the governor of Tennessee, James Jones in Nashville, is to determine the exact majority vote in the election of the previous month. Polk won the election, becoming the nations eleventh Chief Executive, and the last Jacksonian Democrat in the White House. |