I am in the middle of reading "The Negro President" by Garry Wills. In it he has a detailed discussion of the 1800 election. As an aside, he indicated that Adams would have won, except for the fact that the constitution had a 3/5 clause in that slave states got credit for house seat representation for 3/5 of the number of slaves. That is the reason for the title. The question I have concerns the details of the resolution by the house in favor of Jefferson over Burr. The history as I learnt it had Hamilton intervening to break the deadlock (8 states for Jefferson, 6 Burr, 2 unable to vote, 9 needed to elect). Wills's account has James Bayard, the sole rep. from Delaware doing the intervening, although as a Federalist, he continued to abstain. Moreover, Hamilton seems to have played no role in this account. Anyone have any ideas?