Massachusetts 1819 U.S. House of Representatives, Eastern District #5, Ballot 2
- U.S. House of Representatives (Federal)
- U.S. Congressman
- Massachusetts 1819 U.S. House of Representatives, Eastern District #5, Ballot 2
- Second Ballot
- U.S. House of Representatives/U.S. Congressman
- James Parker, Thomas Bond, Joshua Gage, scattering
|Candidates:||James Parker||Thomas Bond||Joshua Gage||scattering|
|Final Result: ||1405||1001||176||20|
|District of Eastern Five||1405||1001||176||20|
|Town of Augusta||49||76||35||2|
|Town of Fayette||24||-||36||-|
|Town of Gardiner||103||54||-||-|
|Town of Green||42||17||3||-|
|Town of Hallowell||119||161||-||3|
|Town of Leeds||-||19||80||-|
|Town of Malta||90||13||-||-|
|Town of Monmouth||62||47||5||-|
|Town of Pittston||46||35||-||-|
|Town of Readfield||33||40||16||-|
|Town of Winthrop||50||108||1||2|
|Town of Bowdoin||71||34||-||-|
|Town of Bowdoinham||49||25||-||-|
|Town of Dresden||59||26||-||-|
|Town of Hope||25||26||-||-|
|Town of Jefferson||73||31||-||-|
|Town of Lewiston||37||32||-||-|
|Town of Lisbon||82||84||-||-|
|Town of Litchfield||107||14||-||-|
|Town of Montville||74||13||-||-|
|Town of Palermo||53||23||-||-|
|Town of Putnam||15||38||-||-|
|Town of Union||24||56||-||-|
|Town of Wales||29||8||-||-|
|Town of Whitefield||63||21||-||-|
Massachusetts law required a majority to elect for the U.S. House of Representatives. The original election was held on November 2, 1818.
On March 15, 1820, this district became part of the new state of Maine.
The totals listed in the Original Election Returns for James Parker (1237) and Thomas Bond (864) did not appear to include the towns of Wales, Winthrop and Whitefield nor Montville Plantation. Though the tally lists James Parker with 1237 votes, the official designation of votes where a winner is listed correctly lists James Parker with 1405 votes.
The Original Election Returns list Joshua Gage with 175 votes but the town totals add up to 176.
Original Election Returns. Massachusetts State Archives, Boston.
Hallowell Gazette (Hallowell, ME). April 7, 1819.
Allen, Charles Edwin. History of Dresden, Maine: formerly a part of the old town of Pownalborough from its earliest settlement to the year 1900. Augusta, Maine : Kennebec Journal Print Shop, 1931. 540.
Hodgkin, Douglas I., ed. Records of Lewiston, Maine. Vol. I. Rockport, ME: Picton Press, 2001. 151.
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