"The Senate has confirmed the appointment of John Pope, Esq. as Secretary of this commonwealth, by the sweeping majority of 22 to 10." Western Monitor (Lexington, KY). December 20, 1816.
"Kentucky State--Secretary of State. The great interest which has been excited throughout this country, in consequence of the appointment by the Lieutenant Governor, of John Pope, Esq. Secretary of this Commonwealth, has induced us to give the result and names of the Senators who voted for and against his confirmation ." Missouri Gazette (Saint Louis, MO). January 11, 1817.
"Extract of a letter to the Editor dated Frankfort, Dec. 18, 1816 [Kentucky Advertiser]. 'DEAR SIR-- Mr. Pope's nomination was laid before the Senate yesterday and CONFIRMED-- 22 for it-- 10 against it. I was in the negative. Great exultation on the part of the Federalist at the success.'" The Kentucky Advertiser (Winchester, KY). December 18, 1816.
The Kentucky Advertiser (Winchester, KY). December 18, 1816.
The Western Monitor (Lexington, KY). December 20, 1816.
Missouri Gazette (Saint Louis, MO). January 11, 1817.
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