Massachusetts 1816 U.S. House of Representatives, Worcester South District, Special

U.S. House of Representatives (Federal)
U.S. Congressman
Massachusetts 1816 U.S. House of Representatives, Worcester South District, Special
First Ballot
U.S. House of Representatives/U.S. Congressman
Benjamin Adams, Abraham Lincoln, Levi Lincoln, Jr., Sumner Bastow, Benjamin Kimball, James Wilson, Oliver Fiske, scattering
Candidates: Benjamin Adams[1]Abraham LincolnLevi Lincoln, Jr.Sumner BastowBenjamin KimballJames WilsonOliver Fiskescattering
Final Result: [2]1985999894113113
District of Worcester South1985999894113113
Middlesex County4886------
Town of Hopkinton4886------
Worcester County1937913894113113
Town of Brookfield1521521--1-
Town of Charlton571171-----
Town of Douglas5811------
Town of Dudley7558--1---
Town of Grafton725091---2
Town of Hardwick7028------
Town of Leicester83--20----
Town of Mendon1442------
Town of Milford2146------
Town of Millbury57136-----
Town of New Braintree697------
Town of North Brookfield6435------
Town of Northborough9691-----
Town of Northbridge4918------
Town of Oakham563------
Town of Oxford7134------
Town of Paxton[3]369---3--
Town of Shrewsbury102292----1
Town of Southborough72-------
Town of Spencer8024------
Town of Sturbridge54542-----
Town of Sutton5796619----
Town of Upton62------9
Town of Uxbridge7923------
Town of Ward4127------
Town of Westborough6354-----1
Town of Western5928------
Town of Worcester125131------


[2]Special election to fill the seat of Elijah Brigham, having died February 22, 1816.
[3]There was a recording mistake in the votes from Paxton. In addition to a Special Congressional election taking place, there was also a vote being held for a Worcester County Register of Deeds. Returns for these two elections apparently became mixed up and the wrong vote was entered into the election book for Paxton. The correct vote in Paxton for Congress taken from their Town Records is given here.


Original Election Returns. Massachusetts State Archives, Boston.
Hardwick Town Records. 354.
Paxton Town Records.
Thomas's Massachusetts Spy, or, Worcester Gazette (Worcester, MA). August 28, 1816.
Thomas's Massachusetts Spy, or, Worcester Gazette (Worcester, MA). September 4, 1816.

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