Maryland 1788 Constitutional Convention, Baltimore County

Office:
Constitutional Convention (State)
Title:
Convention Delegate
Jurisdiction:
State
Label:
Maryland 1788 Constitutional Convention, Baltimore County
Date:
1788
State:
Maryland
Type:
General
Iteration:
First Ballot
Office/Role:
Constitutional Convention/Convention Delegate
Candidates:
Harry Dorsey Gough, John Cradock, James Gittings, John Eager Howard, Charles Ridgeley, Charles Ridgeley of William, Edward Cockey, Nathan Cromwell
Candidates: Harry Dorsey GoughJohn CradockJames GittingsJohn Eager HowardCharles RidgeleyCharles Ridgeley of WilliamEdward CockeyNathan Cromwell
Affiliation:FederalistFederalistFederalistFederalistAnti-FederalistAnti-FederalistAnti-FederalistAnti-Federalist
Final Result: [1][2]787774773771682678645630
Baltimore County787774773771682678645630

Notes:

[1]The April 17, 1788 edition of the Independent Gazetteer, Chesapeake Politics and the April 24, 1788 edition of the New York Journal list that Charles Ridegley, Esquire had 676 votes, Charles Ridgley of William had 673 votes, Edward Cockey had 639 votes, Nathan Cromwell had 627 votes, Harry Dorsey Gough had 192 votes, James Gettings had 183 votes, John Eager Howard had 172 votes and John Cradock had 171 votes.
[2]"The same opposition of sentiments existed and was declared between the candidates for Baltimore County as between those in Harford. The great and decided majority in each county, in favor of the candidates, who declared in opposition to the new constitution, must evidence to the world, in the strongest manner, the same of these two counties." The Independent Gazeteer; or, the Chronicle of Freedom (Philadelphia, PA). April 17, 1788.

References:

The Pennsylvania Packet, and Daily Advertiser (Philadelphia, PA). April 15, 1788.
The Independent Gazeteer; or, the Chronicle of Freedom (Philadelphia, PA). April 17, 1788.
The New-York Journal, and Daily Patriotic Register (New York, NY). 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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