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« Reply #25 on: August 06, 2018, 09:52:33 PM »

The Centre party will stand candidates in North Carolina, Deleware, Vermont, and New York (Morgan Lewis)

The Centre party additional will endorse the Patriot candidates in Maryland and South Carolina, the Whig candidate in Rhode Island, Connecticut and New Hampshire
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« Reply #26 on: August 06, 2018, 11:02:49 PM »

The Federalists shall stand in all states with gubernatorial elections in 1792
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« Reply #27 on: August 06, 2018, 11:03:43 PM »

The Farmers Party shall stand candidates for the legislature in Maryland, New York, North Carolina, and South Carolina. We shall support the Republican candidates for Governor in Maryland, North Carolina, and South Carolina, and the Federalist candidate in New York.
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« Reply #28 on: August 09, 2018, 03:27:19 AM »

Hamilton Campaign Strategy and Schedule

Hamilton's first item was his desire to turn New York into a major trading center to rival Boston, hence why he pledged the creation of a statwide network of roads and an expansion of the dockyards. Hopefully, this would also add the prospect of Hamilton being able to employ thousands of new workers for these heavy construction projects. Additionally, the proposal of a ferry service for the Upper Bay would provide more work, and an ease of transportation across the city.

He also advocated for increased settlement of the rest of the state, promising those that chose to settle there would have their state taxes cut by two thirds for the first two years of his term, then by one third for the third year.

Above all, Hamilton blasted the Council of Appointment, stating that their control over all state, judicial and municipal offices was borderline Tory in nature, and announced that his Local Government Act would be the first bill in a package of legislation designed to democratise the state, and would allow towns and cities to elect Mayors and City Councils, and counties to elect Commissioners and Boards of Advisers.

Finally, Hamilton called for all state officers, such as Attorney General and State Comptroller, to be subject to confirmation by the State Legislature, noting that it is far more dofficult to manipulate a large group than a small one.

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« Reply #29 on: August 09, 2018, 10:37:39 AM »

Whig Campaign, 1792

With the elections of 1792, the Whigs seek first and foremost to retain the governorships of the four states where they are the incumbent: Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. In this venture, nothing is left undone. Adams himself departs from Baltimore at the end of March to spend the better part of eight weeks traversing New England. Stopping briefly in Connecticut to meet with Whig leaders and encourage a strong effort by the party there, he continues on to Rhode Island, where the campaign begins in earnest. Traveling from Westerly to Warwick, Cranston, Providence, Pawtucket, and Woonsocket, Adams meets and dines with citizens, editors, tradesmen, merchants, and other prominent men to circulate his party's message and make the case for continued Whig leadership in the state. Recounting Whig sponsorship of the tariff, their support for a strong central currency, and his personal role in negotiating commercial agreements with Denmark and Portugal, Adams presents the Whigs as friends both of limited government and financial stability. While remarking on the many evils of the Bank, Adams expresses hope that some compromise may be reached to strengthen the national credit while respecting the rights of the states and avoiding the corrupting influence of speculators. He emphasizes again the necessity for balance between the states and the federal power: discretely admonishing those who would place centralization ahead of the rights of states, he reminds his audience of the evil that may befall a country when one party or interest becomes dominant over the others. Only the Whigs may prevent the government from either collapsing into anarchy (as the most extreme anti-federalists would produce) or transforming itself as a despotism. Rumors that the Whigs have been 'taken over' by the Radicals Adams dismisses as the jealous sniping of weaker factions who, unable to win themselves, wish to ruin the Whig fortunes along theirs. Contrary to the narrative put forward in the press, Adams was the first and strongest voice in favor of upholding the Constitution against the mutiny of the Pennsylvania militia, arguing in the Cabinet that a firm response was necessary to maintain the honor of the government and restore peace to the western counties. The result of the Pennsylvania by-election show unfortunately that the more extreme elements in that state have not forgiven Adams for his opposition to the mutiny, while the moderate Radicals have renounced violence and lawlessness in their entrance into the Whig camp. To friendly audiences, he emphasizes the necessity for unity against the Federalists. The opposition's victory in Pennsylvania was made possible by divisions between Whig and Republican elements that resulted in the Whigs winning only two seats, and the Republicans none at all. The Whigs are the only viable republican party in New England; a vote for other factions is, effectively, a vote for the Federalists.

Adams continues his journey north through Massachusetts, where he makes a particular effort to reconcile local Republicans with his party, and then Vermont and New Hampshire. At each stop, he repeats the message he brought to Rhode Island: the Whigs are the champions of balanced government, the rule of law, and the interests of the New England states. Word that Mr. Hamilton in his campaign for the governorship of New York has called his state the 'rival' of Boston is invoked to favorable effect. Returning to Baltimore at the end of May, Adams pauses briefly in New York and Trenton to rally the Whig organizations there and encourage a strong showing in the elections.

The heavy work of the campaign is done by the local party organizations, who spare no effort to secure the election of their slate. The strongest efforts are made in Rhode Island and Vermont, where a Federalist victory is considered most possible, but Massachusetts and New Hampshire are not neglected. Bonfires, public assemblies, demonstrations, and an active presence in the press are all used to rally the Whigs and persuade Republicans to cross the aisle for the sake of unity against the Hamiltonians. A Federalist pamphlet published in Hamilton's name, announcing his intent to 'turn New York into a major trading center to rival Boston, hence why he pledged the creation of a statwide network of roads and an expansion of the dockyards' is read frequently as an admission that the Federalist program is intended to place the interests of the large, populous states and the monied interests ahead of the small states and the honest laborer.

The Federalists are attacked relentlessly as tools of the financial interests—bankers, speculators, and financiers—and the people are continually reminded of the example of Pennsylvania, as evidence of the necessity of total unity among the republican interest to prevent a Hamiltonian victory. The defeat of the Bank is cheered as a victory for the people against the monied interest—for its adoption would have placed the financial policy of the United States at the disposal of unelected Directors beholden to the monied interests, who are themselves beholden to the British merchant class. Instead, the country must adopt an independent treasury system to ensure financial stability without infringing on the rights of the states or the liberty of the people. The Whigs stand for liberty, balance, financial independence, and the sovereignty of the people; the Federalists stand for nothing beyond personal enrichment, and survive solely on public good will for General Hamilton. While the Federalists may now opportunistically declare themselves the friends of New England, it is the Whigs who now defend the interests of the New English states against the attacks of the New York speculators who seek to rob them of their commerce.
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« Reply #30 on: August 09, 2018, 07:54:06 PM »

Mr. Jay campaigned on the promise of economic revitalization for New York and New York City. He argued that only the Tory's plan for global cooperation with the major European powers would enable New York to achieve its greatest potential. He also campaigned on the promise to build a series of canals and waterways in Upstate New York, to connect the Finger Lakes with the Great Lakes and other inland bodies of water. Mr. Jay applauded a massive waterways project as a massive boon for employment and economic vitality.

Mr. Jay campaigned in all parts of the state, with a focus on Westchester County, New York City, Albany, and Buffalo. He believes that these four "key constituencies" will be critical in New York's success in the grand experiment of the republic.

Mr. Jay also announced that the Tory Delegate from Maine will stand as the Tory candidate for Governor of Massachusetts.
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« Reply #31 on: August 10, 2018, 10:05:32 PM »

The Republicans shall stand candidates in New York, South Carolina, North Carolina, Maryland, and Rhode Island.
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« Reply #32 on: August 11, 2018, 07:38:58 PM »

1792 Results:

Governor Results:

New York:

Alexander Hamilton (F): 41%
Republican: 27%
John Jay: 14%
Whig: 10%
Morgan Lewis (C): 8%

Hamilton captures Governorship, Whig collapse due to Whiskey Tax

South Carolina:

Hamiltonians hold Governorship, Patriots make limited gains

North Carolina:

Extremely divided field results in compromise Republican hold


Federalists hold Governorship amidst Whig losses, legislative gains for Centre


Surprise and narrow Republican win due to anti-Federalist legislators!

New Jersey:

Federalists hold the line, regain a handful of seats


Federalists sail ahead with continued supermajority

Rhode Island:

Federalists score gains, narrowly pick up the Governor

New Hampshire:

Resounding Whig victory, significant Federalist and Republican losses


Whigs hold the line, continue to inflict damage on Hamiltonians,
Tory presence in Maine continues to expand


Whigs fend off Federalist assault, retake some legislative seats


Federalist: 6 (+1)
Whig: 4 (-1)
Republican: 3
Farmers: 3
Patriot: 1
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