New York 1796 State Senate, Southern District

State Senate (State)
State Senator
New York 1796 State Senate, Southern District
New York
First Ballot
State Senate/State Senator
Samuel Haight, Andres Onderdonk, Selah Strong, James Watson, Aaron Burr, John Schenck, Abel Smith, John Smith
Candidates: Samuel HaightAndres OnderdonkSelah StrongJames WatsonAaron BurrJohn SchenckAbel SmithJohn Smith
Final Result: [1][2]31443123308230671533151215331485
District of Southern31443123308230671533151215331485
Kings County17618018217140513740
New York County1133113611441152594572570576
Ward One10410410410850494849
Ward Two24724925125367626064
Ward Three25125425525774737270
Ward Four16316016416475717474
Ward Five171172169172105979899
Ward Six74737676115114113113
Ward Seven[3]123124125122109106105107
Queens County440507459455223273194212
Richmond County2802802802808777
Suffolk County305306330308403399394419
Town of Brook Haven13013013213014161415
Town of East Hampton----79797878
Town of Huntington2526262784827883
Town of Islip1191482548
Town of River Head898990895555
Town of Shelter Island45664447
Town of Smith Town1819211927252431
Town of South Hampton558693909496
Town of South Hold2323332395939396
Westchester County810714687701265210331231


[1]The Albany Gazette (Albany, NY) lists 1532 votes for John Schenck, but an addition of the county totals gives above amount.
[2]The Albany Gazette (Albany, NY) lists 1530 votes for Abel Smith, but an addition of the county totals gives above amount.
[3]Greenleaf's New York Journal, and Patriotic Register (New York, NY) lists 222 votes for James Watson.


The Daily Advertiser (New York, NY). June 3, 1796.
Greenleaf's New York Journal, and Patriotic Register (New York, NY). June 3, 1796.
The Herald; a Gazette for the Country (New York, NY). June 4, 1796.
The Argus, or Greenleaf's New Daily Advertiser (New York, NY). June 9, 1796.
The Albany Gazette (Albany, NY). June 10, 1796.
The Albany Register (Albany, NY). June 10, 1796.
Onderdonk, Henry, Jr. Queens County in Olden Times. Jamaica, NY: Charles Welling, 1865. 85-86.

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