Massachusetts 1792 U.S. House of Representatives, District 2, At-Large

U.S. House of Representatives (Federal)
U.S. Congressman
Massachusetts 1792 U.S. House of Representatives, District 2, At-Large
First Ballot
U.S. House of Representatives/U.S. Congressman
Samuel Lyman, Theodore Sedgwick, William Lyman, Samuel Henshaw, Simeon Strong, Dwight Foster, William Shepard, Moses Gill, John Williams, Samuel Fowler, John Bacon, Jonathan Warner, Levi Lincoln, Daniel Bigelow, Thomas Dwight, Artemas Ward, Thompson J. Skinner, Ebenezer Heart, Caleb Strong, Timothy Paine, Nathaniel Paine, Jonathan Grout, Timothy Newell, Martin Kinsley, Nathaniel Bishop, John Hastings, Charles Jarvis, Warhoon Larke, Abel Wilder
Candidates: Samuel LymanTheodore SedgwickWilliam LymanSamuel HenshawSimeon StrongDwight FosterWilliam ShepardMoses GillJohn WilliamsSamuel FowlerJohn BaconJonathan WarnerLevi LincolnDaniel BigelowThomas DwightArtemas WardThompson J. SkinnerEbenezer HeartCaleb StrongTimothy PaineNathaniel PaineJonathan GroutTimothy NewellMartin KinsleyNathaniel BishopJohn HastingsCharles JarvisWarhoon LarkeAbel Wilder
Final Result: [1][2][3]1370124921820214711360535251444443372626181515121055211111
District of Two1370124921820214711360535251444443372626181515121055211111
Berkshire County7515-7910----1143-14-31711-------1----
Town of Adams-21---------------------------
Town of Alford------------14----------------
Town of Becket[4]-----------------------------
District of Bethlehem[5]-----------------------------
Town of Dalton[6]-----------------------------
Town of Egremont-34---------------------------
Town of Great Barrington-49-1----------1--------------
Town of Hancock-14---------------------------
Town of Lanesborough-56---------------------------
Town of Lee----------35------------------
Town of Lenox-35-5-----------31------------
Town of Louden[7]-----------------------------
Town of Mount Washington[8]-----------------------------
District of New Ashford-12---------------------------
Town of New Marlborough---45-------------------------
Town of Partridgefield[9]-----------------------------
Town of Pittsfield-55---------------------------
Town of Richmond121---------------------------
Town of Sandisfield---12-----11-------------------
Town of Sheffield-50--------------9------------
Town of Stockbridge-50-2------4---214-------------
Town of Tyringham---610-----2------------------
Town of Washington-22---------------------------
Town of West Stockbridge61-8--------------------1----
Town of Williamstown-62--------2-----1------------
Town of Windsor-43---------------------------
Hampshire County85230813311261-60184640----23351515------1-1-
Town of Amherst33101--------------------------
Town of Ashfield20----------------------------
Town of Belchertown266---------------------------
Town of Bernardston--20--------------------------
Town of Blandford9--3-----4-------------------
Town of Brimfield---------29-------------------
Town of Buckland8----------------------------
Town of Charlemont21----------------------------
Town of Chester-272------------2-------------
Town of Chesterfield42-1--------------------------
Town of Colrain26----------------------------
Town of Conway143---------------------------
Town of Cummington18----------------------------
Town of Deerfield6-19-----------15--------------
District of Easthampton26--5--1----------------------
Town of Goshen-11----23----------------------
Town of Granby862-11------------------------
Town of Granville24-11--------------------------
Town of Greenfield22----------------------------
Town of Greenwich29-6--------------------------
Town of Hadley----------------5------------
Town of Hatfield8--8----9--------1-------1---
Town of Hawley--------29--------------------
Town of Heath-22---------------------------
Town of Holland[10]-----------------------------
Town of Leverett[11]-----------------------------
District of Leyden17-8---------------14----------
Town of Longmeadow627--8------------------------
Town of Ludlow35----------------------------
Town of Middlefield18----------------------------
Town of Monson-34---------------------------
Town of Montague--6------------1-------------
Town of Montgomery--6--------------------------
Town of New Salem818------1--------------------
Town of Northampton21--67-----5-------------------
Town of Northfield29----------------------------
Town of Norwich26--1-------------------------
District of Orange-23---------------------------
Town of Palmer20----------------------------
Town of Pelham27----------------------------
District of Plainfield-------18---------------------
Town of Rowe----14------------------------
Town of Russell[12]-----------------------------
Town of Shelburne43-------1--------------------
Town of Shutesbury15----------------------------
Town of South Brimfield----23------------------------
Town of South Hadley7271--------------------------
Town of Southampton1731---9--2--------1----------
Town of Southwick329---------------------------
Town of Springfield--3234--------2---1-----------
Town of Sunderland-14---------------------------
Town of Ware24----------------------------
Town of Warwick50----------------------------
Town of Wendell25----------------------------
Town of West Springfield531--1------------------------
Town of Westfield6-12---14-6--------13---------1-
Town of Westhampton241222-------------------------
Town of Whately------13----------------------
Town of Wilbraham1711--1---------5--------------
Town of Williamsburg21-23-------------------------
Town of Worthington-35---------------------------
Worcester County511426851176113-356-1442937-62--1210552--1-1
Town of Ashburnham--24--------------------------
Town of Athal-------------36---------------
Town of Barre22192----------------1---------
District of Berlin----15------------------------
Town of Bolton-----------12----------5------
Town of Boylston--15--------------------------
Town of Brookfield25--2-74--6--------------------
Town of Charlton813----------1----------------
Town of Douglas----22---------------------1--
Town of Dudley142---------------------------
Town of Fitchburg22----------------------------
Town of Gardner66---------------------------
Town of Gerry-16--94-----------------------
Town of Grafton34----1-----------------------
Town of Hardwick22----------------------------
Town of Harvard-------14---------------------
Town of Holden-------8----2------881-2-----
Town of Hubbardston31----------------------------
Town of Lancaster-36---------------------------
Town of Leicester-12-----10---------------------
Town of Leominster164-------------1-------------
Town of Lunenberg-28---------------------------
Town of Mendon-----------32-----------------
Town of Milford37----------------------------
Town of New Braintree38----------------------------
Town of Northborough-22---------------------------
Town of Northbridge[13]-----------------------------
Town of Oakham318-----1---------------------
Town of Oxford18---------1------------------
Town of Paxton-20-6-------------------------
Town of Petersham10544--------------------------
Town of Princetown-------------------3-4------1
Town of Royalston-24----------51---------------
Town of Rutland50--2-------------------------
Town of Shrewsbury24--------------1-------------
Town of Southborough-17---------------------------
Town of Spencer27----------------------------
Town of Sterling-40---------------------------
Town of Sturbridge27----------------------------
Town of Sutton12---18------------------------
Town of Templeton-30-------------3-------------
Town of Upton20----------------------------
Town of Uxbridge------------21----------------
Town of Ward111---------------------------
Town of Westborough1616---1-----------------------
Town of Western----133----------1------------
Town of Westminster-30--1--2------------2--------
Town of Winchendon-9--10----------1-------------
Town of Worcester3118-1------------1------------


[1]"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.
[2]Massachusetts law required a majority to elect for the U.S. House of Representatives. A 2nd Trial would be held on January 14, 1793.
[3]"For a Representative for the District. Number of Voters, 3805. Make a choice, 1903. No Choice." Columbian Centinel (Boston, MA). December 12, 1792.
[4]There were no votes recorded in Becket.
[5]There were no votes recorded in Bethlehem.
[6]There were no votes recorded in Dalton.
[7]There were no votes recorded in Louden.
[8]There were no votes recorded in Mount Washington.
[9]There were no votes recorded in Partridgefield.
[10]There were no votes recorded in Holland.
[11]There were no votes recorded in Leverett.
[12]There were no votes recorded in Russell.
[13]There were no votes recorded in Northbridge.


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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