Maryland 1788 Constitutional Convention, Baltimore

Office:
Constitutional Convention (State)
Title:
Convention Delegate
Jurisdiction:
State
Label:
Maryland 1788 Constitutional Convention, Baltimore
Date:
1788
State:
Maryland
Type:
General
Iteration:
First Ballot
Office/Role:
Constitutional Convention/Convention Delegate
Candidates:
James MacHenry, John Coulter, Samuel Sterett, David MacMechen
Candidates: James MacHenryJohn CoulterSamuel SterettDavid MacMechen
Affiliation:FederalistFederalistAnti-FederalistAnti-Federalist
Final Result: [1][2][3]962958385380
Baltimore County----
Town of Baltimore962958385380

Notes:

[1]"Mr. MacHenry and Doctor Coulter were not put in Nomination till the Second Day of the Election; but it being well known that they were decidely of Opinion, that the Ratification of the Constitution ought to precede any Amendments of Alterations." The Maryland Journal, and the Baltimore Advertiser (Baltimore, MD). April 11, 1788.
[2]Chesapeake Politics: 1781-1800 lists James MacHenry with 902 votes and Samuel Sterett with 383 votes.
[3]Convention had elected 64 Federalist and 12 Anti-Federalist (Anne Arundel 4, Harford 4 and Baltimore County 4). Vote on Constitution was 63 to 11. William Paca voted For and two Federalist (Robert Goldsborough of Dorchester and Jeremiah Banning of Talbot) did not attend.

References:

The Maryland Journal, and the Baltimore Advertiser (Baltimore, MD). April 11, 1788.
The Pennsylvania Packet, and Daily Advertiser (Philadelphia, PA). April 15, 1788.
The Independent Gazeteer; or, the Chronicle of Freedom (Philadelphia, PA). April 24, 1788.
Risjord, Norman K. Chesapeake Politics: 1781-1800. New York: Columbia University Press, 1978.

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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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