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

U.S. House of Representatives (Federal)
U.S. Congressman
Massachusetts 1792 U.S. House of Representatives, District 2, Candidate from Worcester County
First Ballot
U.S. House of Representatives/U.S. Congressman
Artemas Ward, Jonathan Grout, Dwight Foster, Martin Kinsley, Nathaniel Paine, Timothy Paine, Moses Gill, Daniel Bigelow, Abel Wilder, Elijah Brigham, Josiah Stearns, Levi Lincoln, Benjamin Grant, Benjamin Haywood
Candidates: Artemas Ward[1]Jonathan GroutDwight FosterMartin KinsleyNathaniel PaineTimothy PaineMoses GillDaniel BigelowAbel WilderElijah BrighamJosiah StearnsLevi LincolnBenjamin GrantBenjamin Haywood
Final Result: [2][3]268210291058961604838131212951
District of Two268210291058961604838131212951
Berkshire County4431784714----------
Town of Adams--19-----------
Town of Alford-14------------
Town of Becket[4]--------------
District of Bethlehem-12------------
Town of Dalton[5]--------------
Town of Egremont729------------
Town of Great Barrington51418-----------
Town of Hancock---14----------
Town of Lanesborough551------------
Town of Lee1710------------
Town of Lenox2911-----------
Town of Louden[6]--------------
Town of Mount Washington[7]--------------
District of New Ashford-12------------
Town of New Marlborough45-------------
Town of Partridgefield[8]--------------
Town of Pittsfield52-------------
Town of Richmond21-------------
Town of Sandisfield234------------
Town of Sheffield5111------------
Town of Stockbridge571------------
Town of Tyringham28-------------
Town of Washington21-------------
Town of West Stockbridge14-4-----------
Town of Williamstown-605-----------
Town of Windsor189------------
Hampshire County128232631664427-296---5-
Town of Amherst452------------
Town of Ashfield--137----------
Town of Belchertown39-------------
Town of Bernardston---20----------
Town of Blandford813------------
Town of Brimfield29-------------
Town of Buckland8-------------
Town of Charlemont21-------------
Town of Chester28-------------
Town of Chesterfield359------------
Town of Colrain26-------------
Town of Conway17-------------
Town of Cummington18-------------
Town of Deerfield391------------
District of Easthampton302------------
Town of Goshen34-------------
Town of Granby23-------------
Town of Granville2410------------
Town of Greenfield22-------------
Town of Greenwich315-12-1--------
Town of Hadley24-------------
Town of Hatfield28-------------
Town of Hawley-29------------
Town of Heath22-------------
Town of Holland[9]--------------
Town of Leverett38-------------
District of Leyden---13----------
Town of Longmeadow41-------------
Town of Ludlow-35------------
Town of Middlefield18-------------
Town of Monson34-------------
Town of Montague8-------------
Town of Montgomery-6------------
Town of New Salem-102----16------
Town of Northampton7418------------
Town of Northfield29-------------
Town of Norwich27-------------
District of Orange10------13------
Town of Palmer19-1-----------
Town of Pelham121------------
District of Plainfield18-------------
Town of Rowe14-------------
Town of Russell13-------6-----
Town of Shelburne----44---------
Town of Shutesbury-15------------
Town of South Brimfield-----23--------
Town of South Hadley291----------5-
Town of Southampton47-------------
Town of Southwick32-------------
Town of Springfield3517---3--------
Town of Sunderland14-------------
Town of Ware9--14----------
Town of Warwick1145------------
Town of Wendell25-------------
Town of West Springfield960------------
Town of Westfield39215-----------
Town of Westhampton482------------
Town of Whately-13------------
Town of Wilbraham40-------------
Town of Williamsburg26-------------
Town of Worthington51-------------
Worcester County9575252791733489712129-1
Town of Ashburnham16-8-----------
Town of Athal3412------------
Town of Barre2618------------
District of Berlin15-------------
Town of Bolton17-------------
Town of Boylston181------------
Town of Brookfield7725------------
Town of Charlton1111---------2--
Town of Douglas191------------
Town of Dudley340------------
Town of Fitchburg22-------------
Town of Gardner811---13--------
Town of Gerry1016-----81--3--
Town of Grafton1122-------1----
Town of Hardwick1115------------
Town of Harvard19-------------
Town of Holden27-----1----1--
Town of Hubbardston229------------
Town of Lancaster47-------------
Town of Leicester25-------------
Town of Leominster20----1--------
Town of Lunenberg115--------12---
Town of Mendon32-------------
Town of Milford42-------------
Town of New Braintree-33------6-----
Town of Northborough22-------------
Town of Northbridge19-------------
Town of Oakham320------------
Town of Oxford215---11--------
Town of Paxton161---4--------
Town of Petersham13831--------1--
Town of Princetown46-----45-------
Town of Royalston273-----1------
Town of Rutland2131------------
Town of Shrewsbury1661----------1
Town of Southborough916------------
Town of Spencer1622------------
Town of Sterling40-------------
Town of Sturbridge27-------------
Town of Sutton10111-11---------
Town of Templeton21151--------2--
Town of Upton55-6-----4----
Town of Uxbridge129------------
Town of Ward1-11-----------
Town of Westborough918-------7----
Town of Western34-------------
Town of Westminster3651-412-------
Town of Winchendon13--3----------
Town of Worcester16263-23--------


[2]"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.
[3]"For Representative for the County of Worcester. Number of Voters, 4145. Make a choice 2073. Hon. Artemas Ward, has 2663 and is chosen." 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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