Massachusetts 1800 U.S. House of Representatives, District Western 1

U.S. House of Representatives (Federal)
U.S. Congressman
Massachusetts 1800 U.S. House of Representatives, District Western 1
First Ballot
U.S. House of Representatives/U.S. Congressman
John Bacon, Ephraim Williams, Elisha Lee, William Williams, Tompson J. Skinner, Ezra Starkweather, William Bacon, William Walker, Gideon Wheeler
Candidates: John BaconEphraim WilliamsElisha LeeWilliam WilliamsTompson J. SkinnerEzra StarkweatherWilliam BaconWilliam WalkerGideon Wheeler
Final Result: [1][2]14271381161543221
District of Western One14271381161543221
Berkshire County138411471624-221
Town of Adams10434-------
Town of Alford1142-------
Town of Becket149-------
District of Bethlehem1124-------
Town of Chesire1783-------
Town of Dalton2420-------
Town of Egremont2529-------
Town of Great Barrington5943-------
Town of Hancock730--4----
Town of Lanesborough4990-------
Town of Lee3053121----1
Town of Lenox947-------
Town of Louden187-------
Town of Mount Washington[3]21--------
District of New Ashford[4]235-------
Town of New Marlborough11158----2--
Town of Partridgefield972-------
Town of Pittsfield96464------
Town of Richmond4443-----1-
Town of Sandisfield3177-------
Town of Sheffield64102-------
Town of Stockbridge8450-1---1-
Town of Tyringham5834-------
Town of Washington1127-------
Town of West Stockbridge6321-------
Town of Williamstown18644-------
Town of Windsor505-------
Hampshire County43234-13-3---
Town of Charlemont457-------
Town of Cummington1827---3---
Town of Hawley-61-------
District of Plainfield51-13-----
Town of Rowe-36-------
Town of Worthington1652-------


[1]Massachusetts law required a majority to elect for the U.S. House of Representatives. A 2nd Trial would be held on March 9, 1801.
[2]John Bacon actually received the majority required by law to be elected. However, the votes from Mount Washington and New Ashford were deemed improper and were rejected by the Governor's Council. This left Bacon short of a majority and a second election was required.
[3]"An improper return, rejected by the Council." Original Election Returns.
[4]"An improper return, rejected by the Council." Original Election Returns.


Original Election Returns. Massachusetts State Archives, Boston.
Lee Town Records, 1777-1801. 108.
Pittsfield Town Records.
Massachusetts Mercury (Boston, MA). November 11, 1800.
Massachusetts Mercury (Boston, MA). November 14, 1800.
The Political Repository: Or, Farmer's Journal (Brookfield, MA). November 18, 1800.
Massachusetts Mercury (Boston, MA). November 21, 1800.
Massachusetts Mercury (Boston, MA). December 9, 1800.
The Albany Register (Albany, NY). January 30, 1801.

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