Massachusetts 1791 U.S. House of Representatives, District 8, Ballot 3

U.S. House of Representatives (Federal)
U.S. Congressman
Massachusetts 1791 U.S. House of Representatives, District 8, Ballot 3
Third Ballot
U.S. House of Representatives/U.S. Congressman
George Thacher, William Lithgow, Jr., Nathaniel Wells, John Gardner, William Martin, Josiah Thacher, Charles Chauncey, Henry Dearborn, Thomas Rice, Thomas Watstor
Candidates: George ThacherWilliam Lithgow, Jr.Nathaniel WellsJohn GardnerWilliam MartinJosiah ThacherCharles ChaunceyHenry DearbornThomas RiceThomas Watstor
Final Result: [1][2]11539292592120103111
District of Eight11539292592120103111
Cumberland County4123467-207---1
Town of Bakerstown[3]----------
Town of Bridgetown[4]----------
Town of Brunswick826--------
Town of Cape Elizabeth[5]-12--76----
Town of Durham21---------
Town of Falmouth5053-8-----
Town of Gorham5420--------
Town of Gray[6]----------
Town of Harpswell415--------
Town of New Gloucester557--------
Town of North Yarmouth40-4-5-----
Town of Otisfield26---------
Town of Portland[7]31215-------1
Town of Raymondstown[8]----------
Town of Scarboro286---1----
Town of Shepardston[9]----------
Town of Standish437--------
Town of Turner10---------
Town of Windham40---------
Hancock County[10]----------
Town of Belfast----------
Town of Blue Hill----------
Town of Cambden----------
Town of Deer Isle----------
Town of Frankfurt----------
Town of Goldsboro----------
Town of Isleboro----------
Town of Mount Desert----------
Town of Orrington----------
Town of Penobscot----------
Town of Sedgwick----------
Town of Sullivan----------
Town of Trenton----------
Town of Vinalhaven----------
Lincoln County227545-15-3-11-
Town of Ballstown[11]----------
Town of Bath350--------
Town of Boothbay320--------
Town of Bowdoin30---------
Town of Bowdoinham-14--------
Town of Bristol342--------
Town of Canaan-30---3----
Town of Cushing25---------
Town of Edgecomb-20--------
Town of Fairfield6---------
Town of Georgetown-131--------
Town of Green132--------
Town of Hallowell950--------
Town of Hancock229--------
Town of Lewiston44--------
Town of New Castle723--------
Town of Nobleboro[12]----------
Town of Norridgewock[13]----------
Town of Penobscot[14]----------
Town of Pittston-16--------
Town of Pownalboro217-15----1-
Town of Thomastown[15]----------
Town of Topsham135--------
Town of Union-15--------
Town of Vassalboro1428--------
Town of Waldoboro15---------
Town of Wales133-----1--
Town of Warren74--------
Town of Winslow332--------
Town of Winthrop364--------
Town of Woolwich-16--------
Washington County----------
Town of Machias162--------
York County498362526--3---
Town of Arundel10-406------
Town of Berwick4913-------
Town of Biddeford36-----1---
Town of Brownfield22---------
Town of Coxhall4-24-------
Town of Francisboro[16]----------
Town of Fryburgh34---------
Town of Kittery22------2--
Town of Lebanon83---------
Town of Limerick191--------
Town of Little Ossipee[17]----------
Town of Littlefalls16---------
Town of Parsonsfield40-5-------
Town of Pepperrelboro43312-------
Town of Sanford12111-------
Town of Shapleigh36---------
Town of Washington[18]----------
Town of Waterborough4-3-------
Town of York68-10-------


[1]Massachusetts law required a majority to elect for the U.S. House of Representatives. The original election was held on October 4, 1790 with a 2nd Trial on November 26, 1790. A 4th Trial would be held on April 4, 1791.
[2]"2380 No. Votes, 1191 Majority." Original Election Returns.
[3]There were no votes recorded in Bakerstown.
[4]There were no votes recorded in Bridgetown.
[5]William Lithgow, Jr. received 7 votes as William Lithgow.
[6]There were no votes recorded in Gray.
[7]William Lithgow, Jr. received 1 vote as William Lithgow.
[8]There were no votes recorded in Raymondstown.
[9]There were no votes recorded in Shepardston.
[10]There were no votes recorded in Hancock County.
[11]There were no votes recorded in Ballstown.
[12]There were no votes recorded in Thomastown.
[13]There were no votes recorded in Norridgewock.
[14]There were no votes recorded in Penobscot.
[15]There were no votes recorded in Thomastown.
[16]There were no votes recorded in Francisboro.
[17]There were no votes recorded in Little Ossipee.
[18]There were no votes recorded in Washington.


Original Election Returns. Massachusetts State Archives, Boston.
Gazette of Maine (Portland, ME). January 27, 1791.
Cumberland Gazette (Portland, ME). January 31, 1791.
Cumberland Gazette (Portland, ME). February 7, 1791.
Gazette of Maine (Portland, ME). February 10, 1791.
The General Advertiser and Political, Commercial and Literary Journal (Philadelphia, PA). February 26, 1791.
Gazette of Maine (Portland, ME). March 3, 1791.
Cumberland Gazette (Portland, ME). March 7, 1791.
Gazette of Maine (Portland, ME). April 7, 1791.
Cumberland Gazette (Portland, ME). April 11, 1791.
Gazette of Maine (Portland, ME). April 21, 1791.
Drisko, George W. Narrative of the Town of Machias. Machias, MA: Press of the Republican, 1904. 143.

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