Georgia 1791 U.S. House of Representatives, Northern District

U.S. House of Representatives (Federal)
U.S. Congressman
Georgia 1791 U.S. House of Representatives, Northern District
First Ballot
U.S. House of Representatives/U.S. Congressman
Francis Willis, George Mathews
Candidates: Francis Willis[1]George Mathews
Final Result: [2][3][4]549276
District of Northern[5]549276
Greene County16170
Wilkes County388206


[2]"Although elected at-large, Georgia's members had to be residents of specific districts that were established by the same law. Each voter in casting three votes had to cast one vote for a candidate residing in each of these districts. The statewide totals determined who was elected from each district." United States Congressional Elections, 1788-1997. 3.
[3]Parties as yet were not really organized in Georgia. George Mathews would later become Governor and under his administration occurred the Yazoo land speculation scandals, many of which were linked to notable Georgia Federalists. Francis Willis seems a maverick, although mildly Republican, he was almost independent of politics.
[4]The General Advertiser (Philadelphia, PA) of March 12, 1792 lists 268 votes for Francis Willis and 248 votes for George Matthews.
[5]The Georgia. The Augusta Chronicle and Gazette of the State (Augusta, GA) of November 5, 1791, refers to this district as the Western District rather than the Northern District.


Georgia. The Augusta Chronicle and Gazette of the State (Augusta, GA). November 5, 1791.
Georgia. The Augusta Chronicle and Gazette of the State (Augusta, GA). December 24, 1791.
General Advertiser (Philadelphia, PA). March 12, 1792.
The Phenix or, Windham Herald (Windham, CT). March 26, 1792.

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