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This foot note contained in document ADMS-13-02-02-0004-0012-0011
1. After serving five terms as Mayor of Boston, Josiah Quincy failed to receive a majority of all the votes cast in the municipal election in December 1828. A second ballot was taken with the same result. Thereupon the Mayor published a note stating that “no consideration would induce him to again accept the office,” and Harrison Gray Otis was elected without opposition (Winsor, Memorial History of Boston , 3:233).