Georgia Historical Society, which is based in Savannah, is the keeper of stories and documents about the people and events that have shaped our state. Senior Historian Stan Deaton shares the story of the first contentious election for U.S. President and the Georgian who was at the heart of the story.

Hear the story edited for broadcast in the first audio link below. And for more information, including parts of a fiery letter from Thomas Jefferson, listen to the uncut audio in the second link below. Learn more about this and other Hidden Histories of Georgia when you visit Georgia Historical Society online at