Vermont 1819 Governor

Governor (State)
Vermont 1819 Governor
First Ballot
Jonas Galusha, William C. Bradley, Dudley Chase, Charles Marsh, Charles K. Williams, Chauncey Langdon, Richard Skinner, Asa Aldis, Joseph D. Farnsworth, Asa Lyon, William A. Griswold, Richard Butler, Martin Chittenden, Samuel Leverett, Isaac Tichenor, David Edmond, Thomas C. Bradley, William Chamberlain, Daniel Chipman, E. T. Englesby, scattering
Candidates: Jonas Galusha[1]William C. BradleyDudley ChaseCharles MarshCharles K. WilliamsChauncey LangdonRichard SkinnerAsa AldisJoseph D. FarnsworthAsa LyonWilliam A. GriswoldRichard ButlerMartin ChittendenSamuel LeverettIsaac TichenorDavid EdmondThomas C. BradleyWilliam ChamberlainDaniel ChipmanE. T. Englesbyscattering
Final Result: [2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]1265810156794142021561306813125333321111113
Addison County808111177--44------3-1----4
Town of Addison56--------------------
Town of Bridport89--------------------
Town of Bristol11-266-----------------
Town of Cornwall68--------------------
Town of Ferrisburgh20-2------------1-----
Town of Goshen25--------------------
Town of Hancock31-3------------------
Town of Kingston27-------------------1
Town of Leicester34--------------------
Town of Lincoln13--------------------
Town of Middlebury85-8---41-------------2
Town of Monkton11-231-----------------
Town of New Haven30-1----------3-------
Town of Panton58--------------------
Town of Salisbury40-1---3-------------1
Town of Shoreham55--------------------
Town of Starksboro26--------------------
City of Vergennes9-53------------------
Town of Warren3911-------------------
Town of Weybridge42--------------------
Town of Whiting39--------------------
Bennington County1063-27315--34-------------11
Town of Arlington21-29--7-------------1
Town of Bennington195--156-----------------
Town of Dorset71-52--5--------------
Town of Landgrove31--------------------
Town of Manchester107-5---5-------------2
Town of Peru13-1------------------
Town of Pownal157--121-----------------
Town of Readsboro29--1----------------2
Town of Rupert118-2---7--------------
Town of Sandgate28-6---10-------------1
Town of Shaftsbury[10]149-126-----------------
Town of Stamford53-1------------------
Town of Sunderland48-4------------------
Town of Windhall16--------------------
Town of Woodford27-------------------5
Caledonia County105520-6----------------5
Town of Barnet2810-------------------
Town of Burke43--------------------
Town of Cabot71--------------------
Town of Danville218--------------------
Town of Groton203-------------------
Town of Hardwick372-------------------
Town of Kirby30--------------------
Town of Lyndon121--5-----------------
Town of Peacham77--1-----------------
Town of Ryegate394-------------------
Town of Saint Johnsbury67--------------------
Town of Sheffield25--------------------
Town of Sutton731------------------3
Town of Walden44--------------------
Town of Waterford31-------------------2
Town of Wheelock84--------------------
Town of Woodbury47--------------------
Chittenden County76545184----13-----2---114
Town of Bolton27-------------------1
Town of Burlington[11]88-17-----------2----1-
Town of Charlotte111--------------------
Town of Colchester54--------------------
Town of Essex55--------------------
Town of Hinesburgh31--------------------
Town of Huntington37-------------------2
Town of Jericho65--4--------1--------
Town of Mansfield7--------------------
Town of Milton7445------------------1
Town of Richmond30--------------------
Town of Saint George17--------------------
Town of Shelburne42-1------------------
Town of Underhill55--------------------
Town of Westford44-------13------------
Town of Williston28--------------------
Essex County257-------------------9
Town of Brunswick19--------------------
Town of Canaan20-------------------7
Town of Concord54-------------------2
Town of Granby[12]---------------------
Town of Guildhall58--------------------
Town of Lemington5--------------------
Town of Lunenburg46--------------------
Town of Maidstone20--------------------
Town of Minehead16--------------------
Town of Newark19--------------------
Franklin County709317679--768-12----------22
Town of Bakersfield36-------------------15
Town of Belvidere10--------------------
Town of Berkshire23-28------------------
Town of Cambridge51-10----22------------4
Town of Enosburgh457------------------1
Town of Fairfax72-1------12-----------
Town of Fairfield25------26-------------
Town of Fletcher25------16-------------
Town of Franklin24------3------------1
Town of Georgia107-20------------------
Town of Highgate12-------------------1
Town of Johnson29-41--7--------------
Town of Montgomery2187------------------
Town of Richford[13]13--------------------
Town of Saint Albans87-370---1-------------
Town of Sheldon3916-------------------
Town of Sterling8--8-----------------
Town of Swanton82-3------------------
Grande Isle County8931802-----------------
Town of Alburgh41445------------------
Town of Middle Hero1812-1-----------------
Town of North Hero22-19------------------
Town of South Hero27-71-----------------
Town of Vineyard1859------------------
Orange County[14]152373116---3-----1-------3
Town of Bradford[15]97-27------------------
Town of Braintree74-1---3--------------
Town of Brookfield51252-----------------2
Town of Chelsea111111------------------
Town of Corinth10429-------------------
Town of Fairlee62-8------------------
Town of Newbury1153-------------------
Town of Orange9428------------------
Town of Randolph20438---------1--------
Town of Roxbury33-8------------------
Town of Stafford182-1------------------
Town of Thetford7671------------------
Town of Topsham46--------------------
Town of Tunbridge123--------------------
Town of Vershire80-------------------1
Town of Washington741-------------------
Town of Williamstown82-21------------------
Orleans County487308-----------------26
Town of Albany20--------------------
Town of Barton19--------------------
Town of Brownington422-------------------
Town of Coventry[16]---------------------
Town of Craftsbury58--------------------
Town of Derby261-------------------
Town of Eden10--------------------
Town of Elmore9-8------------------
Town of Glover50--------------------
Town of Greensborough57--------------------
Town of Holland151-------------------
Town of Hyde Park15-------------------6
Town of Irasburg471------------------2
Town of Kellyvale16--------------------
Town of Morgan9-------------------1
Town of Morristown71-------------------5
Town of Navy115-------------------
Town of Newport1-------------------12
Town of Troy25--------------------
Town of Westfield20--------------------
Town of Wolcott4--------------------
Rutland County[17]1842618-2021563-------------17
Town of Benson97---50---------------1
Town of Brandon79----30--------------12
Town of Castleton99-1--121--------------2
Town of Chittenden29--------------------
Town of Clarendon104-11------------------
Town of Danby76-3------------------
Town of Fairhaven97----4---------------
Town of Hubbardton53----1---------------
Town of Ira52--------------------
Town of Middletown97---13-1--------------
Town of Mount Holly80--------------------
Town of Mount Tabor9--------------------
Town of Orwell160--------------------
Town of Parkerstown16--------------------
Town of Pawlett117-1---1--------------
Town of Pittsfield35--------------------
Town of Pittsford80-1---1--------------
Town of Poultney13041------------------
Town of Rutland1182--86----------------
Town of Sherburne18--------------------
Town of Shrewsbury65--------------------
Town of Sudbury74--------------------
Town of Tinmouth50---53----------------
Town of Wallingford38-------------------2
Town of Wells69--------------------
Washington County713103126---11-------------6
Town of Barre113417------------------
Town of Berlin842-------------------
Town of Calais85-91-----------------
Town of Duxbury692-----------------3
Town of Fayston[18]---------------------
Town of Marshfield49--------------------
Town of Middlesex21209------------------
Town of Montpelier[19]1531512---2-------------2
Town of Moretown1219----8--------------
Town of Northfield16-44---1--------------
Town of Plainfield4011------------------
Town of Stow38-25------------------
Town of Waitsfield2975-----------------1
Town of Waterbury67262------------------
Town of Worcester[20]---------------------
Windham County[21]1095632311--1-----2-11-----
Town of Athens4526-------------------
Town of Brattleborough47454---------2--------
Town of Dover4418-------------------
Town of Dummerston[22]33781------------------
Town of Grafton664-------------1-----
Town of Guilford462825------------------
Town of Halifax786-------------------
Town of Jamaica2851------------------
Town of Londonderry661-------------------
Town of Marlboro358-------------------
Town of Newfane2567-------------------
Town of Putney6554------------1------
Town of Rockingham11669-1-----------------
Town of Somerset86-------------------
Town of Stratton916-------------------
Town of Townshend[23]5348-------------------
Town of Vernon314-------------------
Town of Wardsboro3484-------------------
Town of Westminster1401----1--------------
Town of Whitingham[24]855-------------------
Town of Wilmington4159-------------------
Town of Windham[25]---------------------
Windsor County[26]22523366---27---53----11--6
Town of Andover[27]---------------------
Town of Baltimore[28]---------------------
Town of Barnard[29]126216------------------
Town of Bethel121---------------1----
Town of Bridgewater86--------------------
Town of Cavendish[30]180-1------------------
Town of Chester1245----18--------------
Town of Hartford9829---6---53---------
Town of Hartland144-----------1--------
Town of Ludlow851------------------1
Town of Norwich9171------------------
Town of Plymouth57--------------------
Town of Pomfret12821------------------
Town of Reading10712------------------
Town of Rochester[31]682-------------------
Town of Royalton[32]85-11------------------
Town of Sharon44-1-----------------2
Town of Springfield8921---3----------1---
Town of Stockbridge94-1------------------
Town of Weathersfield892-------------------
Town of Weston106-1-----------------2
Town of Windsor143714------------------
Town of Woodstock187-7-----------------1


[2]The Original Election Returns tally sheet of aggregate totals lists 12628 votes for Jonas Galusha, 1053 votes for William Bradley, 658 votes for Dudley Chase and 67 votes for Asa Aldis.
[3]The Journal of the Vermont General Assembly, 1819, 220, lists 12628 votes for Jonas Galusha, 993 votes for William Bradley, 658 votes for Dudley Chase, 394 votes for Charles Marsh, 204 votes for Charles K. Williams, 96 votes for Richard Skinner, 156 votes for Chauncy Langdon and 67 votes for Asa Aldis.
[4]The Christian Messenger (Middlebury, VT), October 19, The National Standard (Middlebury, VT), October 19, The Vermont Intelligencer, and Bellows Falls Advertiser (Bellows Falls, VT), October 25, reports 12628 votes for Jonas Galusha, 1053 votes for William Bradley and 658 votes for Dudley Chase.
[5]The Vermont Republican and American Yeoman (Windsor, VT), October 25, reports 12628 votes for Jonas Galusha, 1085 votes for William Bradley and 658 votes for Dudley Chase.
[6]The Rutland Vermont Herald (Rutland, VT), October 25, and Northern Sentinel (Burlington, VT) report 12628 votes for Jonas Galusha, 1035 votes for William Bradley and 658 votes for Dudley Chase.
[7]Several opposition tickets were announced during the campaign, and various Republican newspapers warned the voters that these state tickets, even though headed by Republican candidates for Governor, were being supported by the Federalists.
[8]North Star (Danville, VT), September 9: "THE ELECTION. In this town, the Ticket for Governor, Lieut. Governor and Council, as published in the Star, received an average vote of 218--and there was not a federal vote given at the poll."
[9]The Vermont Republican and American Yeoman (Windsor, VT), September 6: "The Election.--It would seem, from remarks lately made by editors of republican papers in our sister states, whose interest in the prosperity of their country induces them to regard 'the signs of the times' in this state, that fears are entertained for our political safety. The discerning and indefatigable editor of the Corncord 'N.H. Patriot' expresses his belief, that the petty parties into which the republicans have unfortunately been divided, are the result of federal contrivance. That some individuals of that party have got up the several 'mongrel' tickets in the federal papers, with a view to confuse and impose upon some unwairy republicans, is evidently true: but we are not willing to believe that the republicans of this state have become so remiss and insensible of their duty, as to be duped by their opponents; neither do we think that the federal party are so well organized, or so confident in their strength, as to oppose the re-election of our present rulers. Not but that they would, gladly, if they saw the least prospect of success, attempt to 'break the state,' (as Mr. Hill observes) 'and convert the great republican interest into a variety of little factions--and thus set brethren of the same principle at variance, seize the reins, vault into the seat, and drive the car whither they would.'--But in Vermont, as in almost every other state in the Union, they are completely disheartened and will not, we presume, seriously attempt to 'vault into the seat' of government, until, as a party, they have disheartened themselves of the load of odium which their conduct during the late war has heaped upon their memories. They have too much good sense, at this day, while they witness the happy effects of the measures they then so warmly opposed, to indulge any hope of regaining the confidence of the community, and seem magnanimously disposed to let the republicans quietly enjoy the fruits and rewards of their arduous services. The division which gives our friends abroad some anxiety, is the consequence of a too great indifference on the part of republicans, which has led them to neglect the adoption of means to preserve union and concert. The effect of this indifference, we trust, will be nothing more nor less, than to ensure our future union and harmony. It may, indeed, give the federalists two or three members of the Council, for the term of one year, but it will not vary the political character of the legislature, the ensuing year, if our fellow-citizens are as punctual at the polls as it is their duty to be, on Tuesday next. Though little has been said in our papers, by way of electioneering, our brother editors and friends in other states need be under no apprehensions for the success of our common cause. The good sense and former experience of our Yeomenry will convince them of the importance of being prompt in exercising their elective functions, and of so exercising them as will best promote the public good. To do this, they know also from experience, the necessity of adhering firmly to tried and faithful public servants, and uniting in support of the republican Ticket--of choosing men to represent them of sound political and moral principles. They cannot but know the necessity of uniting in support of such men, for representatives to the next General Assembly, and the danger of giving their adversaries opportunity to profit by their divisions, too, caused by personal attachments and prejudices, which ought ever, in such cases, to give way to the votes of a majority of their republican fellow-townsmen.--If this is not the state of parties in Vermont, and if such is not the result of the pending election, we have greatly misconceived of the sentiments of the people. A few weeks will determine." Vermont Republican and American Yeoman (Windsor, VT). September 6, 1819.
[10]The Original Election Returns tally sheet lists 27 votes for Charles Marsh.
[11]The Original Election Returns tally sheet lists 8 votes for Dudley Chase.
[12]There were no votes recorded in Granby.
[13]The votes in Richford are not recorded on the Original Election Returns tally sheet or in the Journal of the Vermont General Assembly, 1819.
[14]The Original Election Returns tally sheet lists 74 votes for William Bradley; however, the sum of totals per town is 73.
[15]The Original Election Returns tally sheet lists 98 votes for Jonas Galusha.
[16]There were no votes recorded in Coventry.
[17]The Original Election Returns tally sheet lists 204 votes for Charles K. Williams in Rutland County; however, the sum of totals per town is 202.
[18]There were no votes recorded in Fayston.
[19]The town records for Montpelier mistakenly has a repeat of the 1818 returns for governor instead of the 1819 figures.
[20]There were no votes recorded in Worcester.
[21]The Original Election Returns tally sheet lists 1068 votes for Jonas Galusha and 662 votes for William Bradley; however, the sum of totals per town is 1078 votes for Galusha and 624 votes for Bradley.
[22]The Original Election Returns tally sheet lists 38 votes for Jonas Galusha in Dummerston.
[23]The Original Election Returns tally sheet lists 30 votes for Jonas Galusha, 40 votes for William Bradley, 1 unspecified scattering vote and notes that votes from Acton are included in the totals for Townshend. Collections Relating to the History and Inhabitants of the Town of Townshend, Vermont, 229, reports 53 votes for Jonas Galusha and 28 votes for William Bradley.
[24]The Original Election Returns tally sheet lists 86 votes for Jonas Galusha in Whitingham.
[25]There were no votes recorded in Windham.
[26]The Original Election Returns tally sheet lists 2261 votes for Jonas Galusha; however, the sum of totals per town is 2252.
[27]There were no votes recorded in Andover.
[28]There were no votes recorded in Baltimore.
[29]The Original Election Returns tally sheet lists 8 votes for Dudley Chase.
[30]The Original Election Returns tally sheet lists 1 vote for Dudley Chase that does not appear in the Cavendish town records.
[31]The Original Election Returns tally sheet lists 67 votes for Jonas Galusha.
[32]The Original Election Returns tally sheet lists 86 votes for Jonas Galusha.


Original Election Returns. Vermont State Archives, Middlesex.
Journal of the Vermont General Assembly, 1819. 215-220.
Addison Town Records.
Albany Town Records.
Barnard Town Records.
Belvedere Town Records.
Bennington Town Records.
Bethel Town Records.
Bradford Town Records.
Braintree Town Records.
Brattleboro Town Records.
Bridport Town Records.
Brownington Town Records.
Brunswick Town Records.
Burke Town Records.
Burlington Town Records.
Calais Town Records.
Cavendish Town Records.
Charlotte Town Records.
Chelsea Town Records.
Chester Town Records.
Colchester Town Records.
Danville Town Records.
Dummerston Town Records.
Elmore Town Records.
Essex Town Records.
Fairfax Town Records.
Fairfield Town Records.
Ferrisburgh Town Records.
Glover Town Records.
Grafton Town Records.
Guildhall Town Records.
Guilford Town Records.
Halifax Town Records.
Hancock Town Records.
Hardwick Town Records.
Hartford Town Records.
Hartland Town Records.
Irasburg Town Records.
Jamaica Town Records.
Jericho Town Records.
Johnson Town Records.
Kellyvale Town Records.
Lemington Town Records.
Londonderry Town Records.
Lunenburg Town Records.
Marshfield Town Records.
Middletown Town Records.
Monkton Town Records.
Montgomery Town Records.
Montpelier Town Records.
Mount Holly Town Records.
Navy Town Records.
New Haven Town Records.
Newark Town Records.
Newbury Town Records.
Newfane Town Records.
Northfield Town Records.
Pittsfield Town Records.
Pittsford Town Records.
Plainfield Town Records.
Pomfret Town Records.
Pownal Town Records.
Putney Town Records.
Randolph Town Records.
Reading Town Records.
Richford Town Records.
Rochester Town Records.
Rockingham Town Records.
Roxbury Town Records.
Royalton Town Records.
Rutland Town Records.
Saint Albans Town Records.
Saint Johnsbury Town Records.
Shaftsbury Town Records.
Sheffield Town Records.
Shelburne Town Records.
Shrewsbury Town Records.
Somerset Town Records.
Springfield Town Records.
Stockbridge Town Records.
Stowe Town Records.
Stratton Town Records.
Swanton Town Records.
Tinmouth Town Records.
Townshend Town Records.
Tunbridge Town Records.
Vergennes Town Records.
Vernon Town Records.
Isle La Motte Town Records.
Walden Town Records.
Warren Town Records.
Waterbury Town Records.
Westminster Town Records.
Wheelock Town Records.
Whitingham Town Records.
Wilmington Town Records.
Vermont Republican and American Yeoman (Windsor, VT). September 6, 1819.
National Standard (Middlebury, VT). September 8, 1819.
North Star (Danville, VT). September 9, 1819.
Rutland Vermont Herald (Rutland, VT). September 14, 1819.
Vermont Republican and American Yeoman (Windsor, VT). September 20, 1819.
Christian Messenger (Middlebury, VT). October 19, 1819.
National Standard (Middlebury, VT). October 19, 1819.
Northern Sentinel (Burlington, VT). October 22, 1819.
Vermont Intelligencer, and Bellows Falls Advertiser (Bellows Falls, VT). October 25, 1819.
Vermont Republican and American Yeoman (Windsor, VT). October 25, 1819.
Rutland Vermont Herald (Rutland, VT). October 26, 1819.
Fairbanks, Edward Taylor. The Town of St. Johnsbury VT: a review of one hundred and twenty-five years to the anniversary pageant 1912. St. Johnsbury, VT: The Cowles Press, 1914. 571.
Phelps, James Houghton. Collections Relating to the History and Inhabitants of the Town of Townshend, Vermont. Townshend, VT: G.E. Selleck, 1877. 229.

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