On June 3, 1808, the Massachusetts General Court held an election, several months earlier than usual, to replace John Quincy Adams the following March. In response to the election, Adams resigned his seat on June 8 and broke with the Federalist Party. This was a special election to fill the remaining portion of Adams' term.
The Republican Star or Eastern Shore General Advertiser (Easton, MD) and The Repertory (Boston, MA) list James Lloyd with 20 votes and William Gray with 16 votes.
The Repertory (Boston, MA). June 10, 1808.
The Freeman's Journal and Philadelphia Mercantile Advertiser (Philadelphia, PA). June 13, 1808.
The True American and Commercial Advertiser (Philadelphia, PA). June 14, 1808.
Republican Star or Eastern Shore General Advertiser (Easton, MD). June 21, 1808.
Litchfield Gazette (Litchfield, CT). June 22, 1808.
The Berkshire Reporter (Pittsfield, MA). June 25, 1808.
The Republican and Savannah Evening Ledger (Savannah, GA). June 28, 1808.
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