New Jersey 1810 Legislative Council, Essex County

Office:
Council (State)
Title:
Legislative Councillor
Jurisdiction:
State
Label:
New Jersey 1810 Legislative Council, Essex County
Date:
1810
State:
New Jersey
Type:
General
Iteration:
First Ballot
Office/Role:
Council/Legislative Councillor
Candidates:
Charles Clark, Thomas Ward
Candidates: Charles Clark[1]Thomas Ward
Affiliation:Bank Tax TicketAnti-Bank Tax Ticket
Final Result: [2]197474
Essex County197474
Acquackanonk1421
Caldwell1981
Elizabethtown153-
New Providence676
Newark54451
Orange3163
Rahway83-
Springfield214-
Union1022
Westfield15510

Notes:

[1]Elected.
[2]"In this county as we mentioned last week, the only contest was between the friends and the opposers of a tax on Bank-Stock. The friends to the tax run a full ticket; with Charles Clark, who last year in the House voted for the tax, at its head as Candidate for Council. The opposers of the tax run but a partial Ticket consisting of the Members of Council and two Members of Assembly who last year voted against the tax...The influence of this question extended even to the election of a Sheriff; and Thomas Crane, who avowed himself friendly to a tax on Bank-Stock, received 1489 votes; while Nathan Squier, who had some years ago been Sheriff, and discharged its duties with fidelity and approbation, but who last year voted against taxing Banks, had but 555." The True American (Trenton, NJ). October 22, 1810.

References:

The Centinel of Freedom (Newark, NJ). October 16, 1810.
Trenton Federalist (Trenton, NJ). October 22, 1810.
The True American (Trenton, NJ). October 22, 1810.

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