Rhode Island 1797 U.S. House of Representatives, Special
- U.S. House of Representatives (Federal)
- U.S. Congressman
- Rhode Island 1797 U.S. House of Representatives, Special
- Rhode Island
- First Ballot
- U.S. House of Representatives/U.S. Congressman
- Thomas Tillinghast, James Burrill, Jr., Jonathan Maxcy, John Dorrance, John Mathewson, Christopher Lippitt, Clark, Brown, scattering
|Candidates:||Thomas Tillinghast||James Burrill, Jr.||Jonathan Maxcy||John Dorrance||John Mathewson||Christopher Lippitt||Clark||Brown||scattering|
|Final Result: ||1267||1078||-||-||-||-||-||-||196|
|Town of Warren||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Town of Newport||131||70||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Town of Providence||54||234||-||-||-||-||11||1||-|
|Town of Exeter||67||18||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Town of Westerly||21||14||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
Election to fill the seat of Elisha R. Potter, resigned.
"Hon. Thomas Tillinghast is chosen Federal Representative by a majority of 58." Rising Sun (Keene, N.H.). November 18, 1791.
"On the votes being counted for First Representative to Congress from this State, it appeared that Thomas Tillinghast, Esq: had a Majority of 53." The Providence Gazette (Providence, RI). November 4, 1797.
John Dorrance and John Mathewson are stated to have declined being considered as candidates.
There were 90 votes cast in Warren.
Exeter Town Records
Newport Town Records
Providence Town Records
Warren Town Records.
Westerly Town Records.
The United States Chronicle (Providence, RI). August 31, 1797.
The Providence Gazette (Providence, RI). September 2, 1797.
The Newport Mercury (Newport, RI). September 5, 1797.
Herald of the United States (Warren, RI). September 9, 1797.
The Providence Gazette (Providence, RI). November 4, 1797.
Aurora. General Advertiser (Philadelphia, PA). November 14, 1797.
The Rising Sun (Keene, NH). November 18, 1797.
Alden File A-1374. Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence.
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