Perley's Reminiscences of Sixty Years in the National Metropolis - Vol. 1

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CHAPTER XVIII.
ENTER WHIGS--EXIT DEMOCRATS.

THE FOURTEENTH PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION--ENTER HARRISON--EXIT VAN BUREN--HARRISON'S CABINET--ATTACK UPON MR. WEBSTER-- "THE SALT BOILER OF THE KANAWHA"--OTHER CABINET OFFICERS-- HARRISON'S INAUGURAL MESSAGE--THE INAUGURATION--THE PRO- CESSION--SCENES AT THE CAPITOL--THE INAUGURAL ADDRESS-- PRESIDENT HARRISON'S FIRST RECEPTION--INAUGURATION BALLS.

IN 1840 many of the States voted for Presidential electors on different days, which rendered the contest more exciting as it approached its close. There was no telegraphic communication, and there were but few lines of railroad, so that it was some time after a large State had voted before its complete and correct returns could be received. At last all the back townships had been heard from and the exultant Whigs were certain that they had elected their candidates by a popular majority of over one hundred thousand! Twenty States had given Harrison and Tyler two hundred and thirty-four electoral votes, while Van Buren and Johnson had received but sixty electoral votes in six States. The log cabins were the scenes of great rejoicing over this unparalleled political victory, and the jubilant Whigs sang louder than before:

"Van, Van, Van is a used-up man."

General William Henry Harrison was by birth and education a Virginian. His father, Benjamin Harri

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