Massachusetts 1792 U.S. House of Representatives, District 2, Candidate from Hampshire County

U.S. House of Representatives (Federal)
U.S. Congressman
Massachusetts 1792 U.S. House of Representatives, District 2, Candidate from Hampshire County
First Ballot
U.S. House of Representatives/U.S. Congressman
Samuel Lyman, William Lyman, Samuel Henshaw, Thomas Dwight, John Williams, Samuel Fowler, Simeon Strong, William Shepard, Ebenezer Heart, Jonathan Hastings, Caleb Strong, Henry Dwight, Justin Ely, Ebenezer Mattson
Candidates: Samuel LymanWilliam LymanSamuel HenshawThomas DwightJohn WilliamsSamuel FowlerSimeon StrongWilliam ShepardEbenezer HeartJonathan HastingsCaleb StrongHenry DwightJustin ElyEbenezer Mattson
Final Result: [1][2][3]163214102942341561379936151322744
District of Two163214102942341561379936151322744
Berkshire County2761273719840611---2---
Town of Adams----17---------
Town of Alford---14----------
Town of Becket[4]--------------
District of Bethlehem10-2-----------
Town of Dalton[5]--------------
Town of Egremont29--7----------
Town of Great Barrington--333----------
Town of Hancock14-------------
Town of Lanesborough439------------
Town of Lee32-------------
Town of Lenox25103-----------
Town of Louden[6]--------------
Town of Mount Washington[7]--------------
District of New Ashford-12------------
Town of New Marlborough--45-----------
Town of Partridgefield[8]--------------
Town of Pittsfield25-13-66--------
Town of Richmond23213------2---
Town of Sandisfield39-13--7-------
Town of Sheffield-12-50----------
Town of Stockbridge17-1524----------
Town of Tyringham21-----4-------
Town of Washington22-------------
Town of West Stockbridge10--9----------
Town of Williamstown247--17---------
Town of Windsor-26------------
Hampshire County52284315723105104452815-20742
Town of Amherst3387-----------
Town of Ashfield-20------------
Town of Belchertown4263--------7--
Town of Bernardston20-------------
Town of Blandford77---11--------
Town of Brimfield29-------------
Town of Buckland-8------------
Town of Charlemont-13------8-----
Town of Chester1113---15-------
Town of Chesterfield1375-1---------
Town of Colrain-26------------
Town of Conway-17------------
Town of Cummington-126-----------
Town of Deerfield-11-37--------1
District of Easthampton11221-----------
Town of Goshen-261--7--------
Town of Granby413----1-------
Town of Granville5-----30-------
Town of Greenfield-15--7---------
Town of Greenwich1320------------
Town of Hadley125112--23------
Town of Hatfield21010-----6-----
Town of Hawley29-------------
Town of Heath22-------------
Town of Holland[9]--------------
Town of Leverett38-------------
District of Leyden17---------14---
Town of Longmeadow35-----6-------
Town of Ludlow-35------------
Town of Middlefield----18---------
Town of Monson33------------1
Town of Montague5-------------
Town of Montgomery6-------------
Town of New Salem29--16---------
Town of Northampton106318-----------
Town of Northfield-29------------
Town of Norwich-251-----------
District of Orange23-------------
Town of Palmer-20------------
Town of Pelham-28------------
District of Plainfield-----18--------
Town of Rowe14-------------
Town of Russell16-18--1--------
Town of Shelburne-44------------
Town of Shutesbury-15------------
Town of South Brimfield23-------------
Town of South Hadley2751-----------
Town of Southampton131111----10--6---
Town of Southwick-----31--------
Town of Springfield45--25-1-------
Town of Sunderland15-------------
Town of Ware-25------------
Town of Warwick-56------------
Town of Wendell-124-----------
Town of West Springfield160---2------4-
Town of Westfield9----33-151-----
Town of Westhampton12823-----------
Town of Whately13-------------
Town of Wilbraham13--921---------
Town of Williamsburg-233-----------
Town of Worthington-473-----------
Worcester County834440100131127438-13---2
Town of Ashburnham24-------------
Town of Athal401-----1------
Town of Barre2123------------
District of Berlin15-------------
Town of Bolton17-------------
Town of Boylston222------------
Town of Brookfield55255132---------
Town of Charlton982---1-------
Town of Douglas18-------------
Town of Dudley42-------------
Town of Fitchburg-22------------
Town of Gardner---------13----
Town of Gerry32-------------
Town of Grafton134------------
Town of Hardwick210----11-------
Town of Harvard18-------------
Town of Holden28------------2
Town of Hubbardston-29------------
Town of Lancaster615----16-------
Town of Leicester22-3-----------
Town of Leominster4-15-----------
Town of Lunenberg27-------------
Town of Mendon32-------------
Town of Milford-36------------
Town of New Braintree-38------------
Town of Northborough22-------------
Town of Northbridge--19-----------
Town of Oakham203------------
Town of Oxford-21------------
Town of Paxton19-2-----------
Town of Petersham467--9---------
Town of Princetown50-------------
Town of Royalston32-------------
Town of Rutland143------------
Town of Shrewsbury-716-----------
Town of Southborough134------------
Town of Spencer-28------------
Town of Sterling9-34-----------
Town of Sturbridge-----27--------
Town of Sutton1812------------
Town of Templeton34-------------
Town of Upton-173-----------
Town of Uxbridge21-------------
Town of Ward110------------
Town of Westborough1716------------
Town of Western34-------------
Town of Westminster40-----4-------
Town of Winchendon3-----107------
Town of Worcester19281---1-------


[1]"The Massachusetts law provided for a complex method of voting. The voters of Districts One and Two each could vote for four candidates, but the votes had to be distributed as follows: one vote for a candidate from each of the three counties in the district and one additional vote for any candidate from any part of the district. In the Third District each voter had two votes; one had to be cast for a candidate from Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket counties and the other for a candidate from Bristol and Plymouth. In addition all voters in the above three districts cast one additional vote for any candidate from anywhere in the three districts, listed in the returns as at-large. Voters of the Fourth District had three votes, one for a candidate from York, another from Cumberland and the other from any of the remaining counties of this district." Dubin, Michael J. United States Congressional Elections, 1788-1997: The Official Results of the Elections of the 1st through 105th Congresses. Jefferson, NC: McFarland and Company, 1998. 9.
[2]Massachusetts law required a majority to elect for the U.S. House of Representatives. A 2nd Trial would be held on January 14, 1793.
[3]"Second District. For a Representative for the County of Hampshire. Number of Voters, 4049. Make a choice, 2025. No Choice." Columbian Centinel (Boston, MA). December 12, 1792.
[4]There were no votes recorded in Becket.
[5]There were no votes recorded in Dalton.
[6]There were no votes recorded in Louden.
[7]There were no votes recorded in Mount Washington.
[8]There were no votes recorded in Partridgefield.
[9]There were no votes recorded in Holland.


Original Election Returns. Massachusetts State Archives, Boston.
Brookfield Town Records.
Colrain Town Records. 269.
Leyden Town Records. 62.
Oakham Town Records. 245.
Warren Town Records.
Columbian Centinel (Boston, MA). December 12, 1792.
American Apollo (Boston, MA). December 14, 1792.
Hampshire Gazette (Northampton, MA). December 19, 1792.
Dubin, Michael J. United States Congressional Elections, 1788-1997: The Official Results of the Elections of the 1st through 105th Congresses. Jefferson, NC: McFarland and Company, 1998. 9.
Rice, Franklin P., ed. Worcester Town Records: 1784-1800. Worcester, MA: The Worcester Society of Antiquity, 1890. 213.

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