Since no candidate received a majority of the vote, the legislature was authorized to elect a Governor. However it failed to do so and the Lieutenant Governor served.
"On Thursday, George R. Burrill, Esq. made a motion that Richard Jackson, jun. Esq. be declared elected Governor, he having a plurality, but not a majority of the votes of the freeman - this was decided in the negative by 52 to 16." The Providence Phoenix (Providence, RI). May 17, 1806.
List of members who voted Yea: Elisha R. Potter, William Tew, Daniel Sheldon, Jacob Smith, William Moore, Amos Throop, George R. Burrill, James B. Mason, Peter Grinnell, William Anthony, Daniel Chase, Clark Chase, William Marchant, Tiddeman Hull, Stephen Olney, Abraham Wilkinson.
The Providence Gazette (Providence, RI). May 17, 1806.
The Providence Phoenix (Providence, RI). May 17, 1806.
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