Massachusetts 1792 U.S. House of Representatives, District 2, Candidate from Berkshire County

U.S. House of Representatives (Federal)
U.S. Congressman
Massachusetts 1792 U.S. House of Representatives, District 2, Candidate from Berkshire County
First Ballot
U.S. House of Representatives/U.S. Congressman
Theodore Sedgwick, Thompson J. Skinner, John Bacon, Elijah Dwight, Thomas Jones, Barnabus Bidwell, William Williams, John Thompson Skinner, Timothy Edwards, William Whiting, William Bidwell, Nathaniel Bishop
Candidates: Theodore Sedgwick[1]Thompson J. SkinnerJohn BaconElijah DwightThomas JonesBarnabus BidwellWilliam WilliamsJohn Thompson SkinnerTimothy EdwardsWilliam WhitingWilliam BidwellNathaniel Bishop
Final Result: [2][3]2503114327858393315118311
District of Two2503114327858393315118311
Berkshire County463279621-5-----1
Town of Adams-19----------
Town of Alford14-----------
Town of Becket21-2---------
District of Bethlehem12-----------
Town of Dalton[4]------------
Town of Egremont36-----------
Town of Great Barrington581----------
Town of Hancock14-----------
Town of Lanesborough452----------
Town of Lee26-9---------
Town of Lenox13263--5------
Town of Louden[5]------------
Town of Mount Washington[6]------------
District of New Ashford-12----------
Town of New Marlborough45-----------
Town of Partridgefield[7]------------
Town of Pittsfield152----------
Town of Richmond2521---------
Town of Sandisfield33-14---------
Town of Sheffield52111---------
Town of Stockbridge48-11-------1-
Town of Tyringham20161--------
Town of Washington22-----------
Town of West Stockbridge19-----------
Town of Williamstown-685---------
Town of Windsor-45----------
Hampshire County1101497133--281511831-
Town of Amherst3913----------
Town of Ashfield-20----------
Town of Belchertown-37----------
Town of Bernardston20-----------
Town of Blandford192----------
Town of Brimfield29-----------
Town of Buckland8-----------
Town of Charlemont21-----------
Town of Chester13------11----
Town of Chesterfield421----------
Town of Colrain26-----------
Town of Conway--20---------
Town of Cummington117----------
Town of Deerfield391----------
District of Easthampton255-------3--
Town of Goshen23101---------
Town of Granby184----------
Town of Granville35-----------
Town of Greenfield1111----------
Town of Greenwich417----------
Town of Hadley24-------8---
Town of Hatfield18-9---1-----
Town of Hawley29-----------
Town of Heath-22----------
Town of Holland[8]------------
Town of Leverett38-----------
District of Leyden15-----------
Town of Longmeadow15-26---------
Town of Ludlow-35----------
Town of Middlefield18-----------
Town of Monson-34----------
Town of Montague8-----------
Town of Montgomery6-----------
Town of New Salem-262---------
Town of Northampton7418----------
Town of Northfield29-----------
Town of Norwich27-----------
District of Orange-23----------
Town of Palmer155----------
Town of Pelham26-----------
District of Plainfield--18---------
Town of Rowe14-----------
Town of Russell-12----6-----
Town of Shelburne-44----------
Town of Shutesbury15-----------
Town of South Brimfield23-----------
Town of South Hadley133----------
Town of Southampton305----------
Town of Southwick-----28------
Town of Springfield4212---------1
Town of Sunderland114----------
Town of Ware-24----------
Town of Warwick56-----------
Town of Wendell25-----------
Town of West Springfield11356---------
Town of Westfield4531---8-----
Town of Westhampton3911----------
Town of Whately13-----------
Town of Wilbraham2810----------
Town of Williamsburg26-----------
Town of Worthington1725----------
Worcester County939367835739-------
Town of Ashburnham24-----------
Town of Athal44-----------
Town of Barre24-18-2-------
District of Berlin15-----------
Town of Bolton17-----------
Town of Boylston15---2-------
Town of Brookfield104-----------
Town of Charlton11-13---------
Town of Douglas13-----------
Town of Dudley142----------
Town of Fitchburg22-----------
Town of Gardner-19----------
Town of Gerry1716----------
Town of Grafton35-----------
Town of Hardwick-22----------
Town of Harvard19-----------
Town of Holden25-4---------
Town of Hubbardston31-----------
Town of Lancaster-30-3--------
Town of Leicester16-9---------
Town of Leominster155----------
Town of Lunenberg816----------
Town of Mendon32-----------
Town of Milford37-----------
Town of New Braintree-38----------
Town of Northborough-22----------
Town of Northbridge19-----------
Town of Oakham320----------
Town of Oxford24-----------
Town of Paxton7-113--------
Town of Petersham1042----------
Town of Princetown50-----------
Town of Royalston328----------
Town of Rutland50-----------
Town of Shrewsbury18---7-------
Town of Southborough-103---------
Town of Spencer23-----------
Town of Sterling-5-37--------
Town of Sturbridge27-----------
Town of Sutton33-----------
Town of Templeton1-34---------
Town of Upton20-----------
Town of Uxbridge21-----------
Town of Ward8---4-------
Town of Westborough1812-4--------
Town of Western321----------
Town of Westminster511--24-------
Town of Winchendon812----------
Town of Worcester34161---------


[2]"The Massachusetts law provided for a complex method of voting. The voters of Districts One and Two each could vote for four candidates, but the votes had to be distributed as follows: one vote for a candidate from each of the three counties in the district and one additional vote for any candidate from any part of the district. In the Third District each voter had two votes; one had to be cast for a candidate from Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket counties and the other for a candidate from Bristol and Plymouth. In addition all voters in the above three districts cast one additional vote for any candidate from anywhere in the three districts, listed in the returns as at-large. Voters of the Fourth District had three votes, one for a candidate from York, another from Cumberland and the other from any of the remaining counties of this district." Dubin, Michael J. United States Congressional Elections, 1788-1997: The Official Results of the Elections of the 1st through 105th Congresses. Jefferson, NC: McFarland and Company, 1998. 9.
[3]"For a Representative for the County of Berkshire. Number of Voters, 4093. Make a choice 2047. Hon. Theodore Sedgwick, Esq. has 2503, and is chosen." Columbian Centinel (Boston, MA). December 12, 1792.
[4]There were no votes recorded in Dalton.
[5]There were no votes recorded in Louden.
[6]There were no votes recorded in Mount Washington.
[7]There were no votes recorded in Partridgefield.
[8]There were no votes recorded in Holland.


Original Election Returns. Massachusetts State Archives, Boston.
Brookfield Town Records.
Colrain Town Records. 269.
Leyden Town Records. 62.
Oakham Town Records. 245.
Warren Town Records.
Columbian Centinel (Boston, MA). December 12, 1792.
American Apollo (Boston, MA). December 14, 1792.
Hampshire Gazette (Northampton, MA). December 19, 1792.
Dubin, Michael J. United States Congressional Elections, 1788-1997: The Official Results of the Elections of the 1st through 105th Congresses. Jefferson, NC: McFarland and Company, 1998. 9.
Rice, Franklin P., ed. Worcester Town Records: 1784-1800. Worcester, MA: The Worcester Society of Antiquity, 1890. 213.

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