The Presidents Code – 1804 Election
Thomas Jefferson defeated Charles Pinckney in one of the greatest landslides in history in the 1804 election. Jefferson’s 45.6 percentage point victory margin remains the highest victory margin in a presidential election in which there were multiple major party candidates. Jefferson selected George Clinton as his Vice Presidential running mate after Vice President Aaron Burr had shot and killed Alexander Hamilton in July of 1804. Clinton would remain in the role of Vice President through the Presidency of James Madison until his death in 1812.
Burr’s name meaning was speaking of the serpent infiltrating the Garden and deceiving Adam and Eve into partaking of the fruit of the tree of knowledge. George Clinton’s name meaning pictures Adam’s punishment where he would have to work the ground with the sweat of his brow and return to the dust when he died. Clinton’s parable is examined in the article:
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney was the Federalist nominee for President. His running mate was Rufus King. Pinckney was the Vice Presidential nominee for the Federalists in the previous election of 1800 in which Jefferson beat John Adams in a landslide.
Charles comes from the Germanic name ‘Karl’ which means man. This name points to the first man in the Garden as the name Adam means man.
Cotesworth is an English surname which denoted a location called “Cota’s worp” in Old English. Cota has the meaning of an animal den and worp speaks of the act of giving birth in mammals. This points to God desiring to give Adam a “help-meet,” bringing forth the animals to Adam and then the creation of the first woman Eve (Genesis 2:18-23). This was the parable seen in Thomas Jefferson’s name while Vice President during Adams’ Presidency.
Some believe the name Cotesworth has the meaning of a cottage in the woods. This would picture the Garden of Eden, a place of trees (Genesis 1:29; 2:9, 16-17; 3:2), in particular the tree of life and the tree of knowledge.
Pinckney has the meaning of “someone from Pincino’s village”. Pincino has an obscure meaning which the author has yet to find. That fact that this name is “hidden” points to the time period of Adam and Eve in the Garden and their fall due to eating from the tree of knowledge. Due to their sin, Adam and Eve hid from God and tried to conceal their sin (Genesis 3:8-10; Proverbs 28:12-13).
Here in Pinckney’s name is seen that the narrative of Adam and Eve in the Garden would have continued with the focus, perhaps, on their choice of obeying God and only eating from the trees they were allotted or disobeying God and partaking of the tree of knowledge.
Rufus King was the running mate of Charles Pinckney in the 1804 election.
Rufus means red haired. In Hebrew, the word for red haired or ruddy is אדמוני ‘admoniy’ which comes from the root word דם ‘dam’ which literally means blood, as it is red in color. It is also speaking of an image or likeness, as the son from the blood of his father is in his likeness. This points to Adam, whose name (אדם ‘adam’) comes from this same Hebrew root (דם ‘dam’). Adam was also made in the image and likeness of God (Genesis 1:26).
King comes from the Old English ‘cyning’ meaning a king. This points to Adam’s dominion over the earth (Genesis 1:26-28) which was lost when he and Eve were beguiled by the serpent.
Here in the 1804 election it was seen that the “code” would have continued regardless of who was elected to the Presidency. The narrative would have continued to be focused upon the events of the Garden of Eden.
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