"A message was received from the Senate, informing the house of their readiness to ballot for a Senator.... The balloting committee for a Senator reported that the votes were, for David Stone - 78; James Turner - 49; Benjamin Smith - 35; Thomas Davis - 28. Of course, no choice was made." The True Republican, and Newbern Weekly Advertiser (New Bern, NC). December 5, 1810.
"A balloting for a senator of the United States took place -- James Turner, David Stone, Benj. Smith, and Thos. Davis were in nomination. State of the Poll -- Stone - 78; Turner - 49; Smith - 33; Davis - 26 -- No majority." The Star (Raleigh, NC). November 29, 1810.
This the first of three ballots, cast over three days. First Ballot cast November 26th; second ballot on the 27th; third on the 28th.
Legislative Papers. State Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh.
The Star (Raleigh, NC). November 29, 1810.
The True Republican, and Newbern Weekly Advertiser (New Bern, NC). December 5, 1810.
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