New York 1807 Speaker of the Assembly

Office:
Speaker of the Assembly (State)
Title:
Speaker of the Assembly
Jurisdiction:
State
Label:
New York 1807 Speaker of the Assembly
Date:
1807
State:
New York
Type:
Legislative
Iteration:
First Ballot
Office/Role:
Speaker of the Assembly/Speaker of the Assembly
Candidates:
Andrew MacCord, Alexander Sheldon
Candidates: Andrew MacCord[1]Alexander Sheldon
Affiliation:LewisiteClintonian
Final Result: 5340
Assembly[2][3][4][5][6]5340

Notes:

[1]Elected.
[2]The Poughkeepsie Journal, and Constitutional Republican (Poughkeepsie, NY), February 3, the Republican Watch-Tower (New York, NY), February 3, The Public Advertiser (New York, NY), February 2, and the Republican Crisis (Albany, NY), January 29, list 51 votes for Andrew MacCord.
[3]"The Legislature of this state met at Albany on Tuesday last. The House of Assembly proceeded to the choice of a speaker - Mr. MacCord had 53 votes and was chosen. The Clintonian candidate had 40. Two votes were lost, owing to a mistake in writing Mr. MacCord's name." The True American and Commercial Advertiser (Philadelphia, PA). February 4, 1807.
[4]"It will be seen that the votes given for Speaker were 51 to 40; one vote for Mr. MacCord was lost by his christian name being spelt, by mistake, Adam instead of Andrew, which makes 52 to 40, and there was one blank vote." Republican Crisis (Albany, NY). January 29, 1807.
[5]"Andrew MacCord was chosen speaker by a majority of 11--the votes were 53 to 40--2 were illegal being for Adam MacCord." New-York Herald (New York, NY). February 4, 1807.
[6]"Mr. Southwick [the Republican candidate for Clerk of Assembly], you will see, has five votes more than Dr. Sheldon; the reason is that five Republican members arrived and came into the house after we had voted for Speaker and while we were voting for the Clerk. Two republican members are yet absent, namely, Mr. Verbryck of Rockland, and Mr. Gurdon Huntington of Otsego, who are every moment expected." Republican Watch-Tower (New York, NY). February 3, 1807.

References:

The Albany Register (Albany, NY). January 29, 1807.
Republican Crisis (Albany, NY). January 29, 1807.
The Public Advertiser (New York, NY). February 2, 1807.
Republican Watch-Tower (New York, NY). February 3, 1807.
Poughkeepsie Journal, and Constitutional Republican (Poughkeepsie, NY). February 3, 1807.
The True American and Commercial Advertiser (Philadelphia, PA). February 3, 1807.
New-York Herald (New York, NY). February 4, 1807.
The True American and Commercial Advertiser (Philadelphia, PA). February 4, 1807.
Suffolk Gazette (Sag Harbor, NY). February 9, 1807.

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