what does "the second possible antecedent" and "hollowed by precedent"mean?
But the Madison papers appeared too late. The second possible antecedent for "the Same"—"the said Office"—had become hallowed by precedent. In 1841 William Henry Harrison caught cold during his inauguration and became the first American Chief Executive to die in office. His Vice Presi¬dent, John Tyler, learned the news while playing marbles with his children in Williamsburg, Virginia.