Electing Electors of President and Vice-President ~ 1812
Contributed by: Sloan Mason
Transcribed by Christine Fuller
CAROLINA FEDERAL REPUBLICAN 4-25-1812
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA
Superiour Court of law, April Term,1812.
We the Grand Jurors of the County of Greene,Present that we have seen with alarm and
apprehension,the act of the last legislature of this state, taking from the people and
vesting in themselves the right of electing electors of President and Vice-President
of the United States.The appointment to these offices the most interesting under our
excellent form of government, are safest lodged in the hands of the people themselves;
and an act which deprives the freemen of the county of a right so deeply affecting
their rights and happiness, merits severe reprobation as weakening the checks which the
people ought to hold upon the conduct of their agents,and undermining the most essent-
ial principles of a Republican Government.
Harmon Hill, Reading Moore,
J. Lassiter, Jesse Jones,
Stephen Daniel, Ishman Nenshew,
George Goodson, Thomas Speight,
George Butts, Elisha Denning,
Wm. Orman, Joseph Taylor,
Thomas Dail,Jr., F. Oles,
We the Grand Jury request the above to be placed on the minutes of this court,and request
the clerk to transmit a copy of the same to the State Printer for publication.
This is to certify that the foregoing is a true copy of a presentment handed in by the
Grand Jury of this Court.
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