Delaware 1789 U.S. House of Representatives

Office:
U.S. House of Representatives (Federal)
Title:
U.S. Congressman
Jurisdiction:
Federal
Label:
Delaware 1789 U.S. House of Representatives
Date:
1789
State:
Delaware
Type:
General
Iteration:
First Ballot
Office/Role:
U.S. House of Representatives/U.S. Congressman
Candidates:
John Vining, Rhoads Shankland, Gunning Bedford, Jr., Joshua Clayton, Allen MacLean
Candidates: John Vining[1]Rhoads ShanklandGunning Bedford, Jr.Joshua ClaytonAllen MacLean
Affiliation:
Final Result: [2]89849130827290
Kent County332-48272-
New Castle County52-162-90
Sussex County51449198--

Notes:

[1]Elected.
[2]"The election law, passed 28 October 1788, called for elections on 7 January 1789, with voters in each county required to hand in, 'on one ticket or piece of paper,' the names of two persons (of whom at least one could not be an inhabitant of the county) for Representative, and the name of one person (who must be an inhabitant of the county) for Elector. The persons receiving the most statewide votes would be the winners." The Documentary History of the First Federal Elections: 1788-1790. Vol. II. 81.

References:

The Delaware Gazette, and General Advertiser (Wilmington, DE). January 10, 1789.
The Pennsylvania Packet, and Daily Advertiser (Philadelphia, PA). January 15, 1789.
The Delaware Gazette, and General Advertiser (Wilmington, DE). January 17, 1789.
DenBoer, Gordon and Lucy Trumbull Brown, ed. The Documentary History of the First Federal Elections: 1788-1790. Vol. II. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 1976. 81-85.

Page Images:

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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
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).

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