Arkansas 1819 U.S. House of Representatives (Territorial Delegate)

Office:
U.S. House of Representatives (Territorial Delegate) (Federal)
Title:
Territorial Delegate
Jurisdiction:
Federal
Label:
Arkansas 1819 U.S. House of Representatives (Territorial Delegate)
Date:
1819
State:
Arkansas
Type:
General
Iteration:
First Ballot
Office/Role:
U.S. House of Representatives (Territorial Delegate)/Territorial Delegate
Candidates:
James W. Bates, Stephen F. Austin, Alexander S. Walker, Henry Cassidy, Robert F. Slaughter, Perly Wallis
Candidates: James W. Bates[1]Stephen F. AustinAlexander S. WalkerHenry CassidyRobert F. SlaughterPerly Wallis
Affiliation:
Final Result: [2][3][4]4053312281541404
Arkansas County115-4911323
Arkansas84-810--
Cash8-68--
Hopefield11--15--
Mississippi6-1213
Point Chico1-3411-
Saint Francis5--77--
Clark County365732--
Hempstead County[5]12179102121
Lawrence County2248721763-
Pulaski County[6]51-22173-

Notes:

[1]Elected.
[2]"James W. Bates is elected the first Delegate to Congress from the Territory of Arkansas. The whole number of votes given in at the election was 1263; of which Mr. Bates received 401. There were five candidates." Connecticut Gazette (New London, CT). February 2, 1820.
[3]The Missouri Gazette and Public Advertiser (Saint Louis, MO) of December 29, 1819 lists 401 for James W. Bates, 343 for Stephen F. Austin, 226 for Alexander S. Walker, 155 for Henry Cassidy, and 138 for Robert F. Slaughter.
[4]"Mr. Austin was declared a candidate only thirteen days previous to the day of election; and was not known as a candidate in the county of Arkansas, and in two townships of Lawrence county, until after the election." Arkansas Gazette (Little Rock, AR). December 11, 1819.
[5]The Arkansas Gazette of December 11, 1819 lists James W. Bates with 8 votes, Stephen F. Austin with 180 votes and Henry Cassidy with 4 votes.
[6]The Arkansas Gazette (Little Rock) of November 27, 1819 lists Stephen F. Austin with 11 votes, Alexander S. Walker with 0 votes, Henry Cassidy with 20 votes and Perly Wallis with 5 votes.

References:

Arkansas Gazette (Arkansas Post, AR). November 20, 1819.
Arkansas Gazette (Arkansas Post, AR). November 27, 1819.
Arkansas Gazette (Arkansas Post, AR). December 4, 1819.
Arkansas Gazette (Arkansas Post, AR). December 11, 1819.
Arkansas Gazette (Arkansas Post, AR). December 25, 1819.
Missouri Gazette and Public Advertiser (Saint Louis, MO). December 29, 1819.
Arkansas Gazette (Arkansas Post, AR). January 1, 1820.
Connecticut Gazette (New London, CT). February 2, 1820.
Raleigh Register, and North-Carolina Gazette (Raleigh, NC). February 4, 1820.
Plattsburgh Republican (Plattsburgh, NY). February 5, 1820.
Carter, Clarence Edwin, ed. The Territorial Papers of the United States. Vol. XIX, 1819-1825. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1953. 118-119.

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handwritten notes
Phil's original notebook pages that were used to compile this election. These notes are considered a draft of the electronic version. Therefore, the numbers may not match. To verify numbers you will need to check the original sources cited. Some original source material is available at the American Antiquarian Society).
handwritten notes
Phil's original notebook pages that were used to compile this election. These notes are considered a draft of the electronic version. Therefore, the numbers may not match. To verify numbers you will need to check the original sources cited. Some original source material is available at the American Antiquarian Society).
handwritten notes
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