Massachusetts 1795 U.S. House of Representatives, District Middle 2, Ballot 2

U.S. House of Representatives (Federal)
U.S. Congressman
Massachusetts 1795 U.S. House of Representatives, District Middle 2, Ballot 2
Second Ballot
U.S. House of Representatives/U.S. Congressman
Joseph B. Varnum, Samuel Dexter, Jr., Elbridge Gerry, William Winthrop, Nathaniel Gorham, Ebenezer Bridge, Charles Stearns
Candidates: Joseph B. VarnumSamuel Dexter, Jr.Elbridge GerryWilliam WinthropNathaniel GorhamEbenezer BridgeCharles Stearns
Final Result: [1][2]813803176421
District of Middle Two813803176421
Middlesex County737630176421
Town of Acton375-----
Town of Ashby2321-----
District of Boxboro35---1--
Town of Cambridge3369-----
District of Carlisle411-----
Town of Charlestown67134-----
Town of Chelmsford4231-----
Town of Concord2749-----
Town of Dracut88------
Town of Dunstable325-----
Town of Framingham12311-1--
Town of Groton946-----
Town of Lexington5610-----
Town of Lincoln2010-----
Town of Littleton213-----
Town of Marlborough5717---2-
Town of Pepperell922-6---
Town of Shirley313--1--
Town of Stow3120----1
Town of Sudbury18234----
Town of Townsend147--1--
District of Tyngsborough-271----
Town of Waltham921-----
Town of Watertown2730-----
Town of Westford66231----
Worcester County76173-----
Town of Ashburnham[3]-------
District of Berlin-21-----
Town of Bolton-31-----
Town of Fitchburg322-----
Town of Harvard2216-----
Town of Lunenberg534-----
Town of Northborough1111-----
Town of Southborough332-----
Town of Westborough326-----


[1]Massachusetts law required a majority to elect for the U.S. House of Representatives. The original election was held on November 3, 1794. A 3rd Trial would be held on March 23, 1795.
[2]"Boston, Feb. 23. The period, beyond which no returns of votes, for Federal Representatives at the second trial can be received ended last Saturday. There will not be a choice in three of the districts. - In the second middle district, the whole number of votes is 1646 ~ 824 making a choice. Mr. Varnum had 813, Mr. Dexter 803 and their being 30 scattering votes, there is no choice." Amherst Journal (Amherst, NH). March 6, 1795.
[3]There were no votes recorded in Ashburnham.


Original Election Returns. Massachusetts State Archives, Boston.
Amherst Journal (Amherst, NH). January 16, 1795.
The Providence Gazette (Providence, RI). February 28, 1795.
Amherst Journal (Amherst, NH). March 6, 1795.
The Virginia Gazette, and Petersburg Intelligencer (Petersburg, VA). March 13, 1795.

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