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[1]Thomas BondJoshua Gagescattering
Final Result: [2][3][4][5]1405100117620
District of Eastern Five1405100117620
Kennebec County6185701763
Town of Augusta4976352
Town of Fayette24-36-
Town of Gardiner10354--
Town of Green42173-
Town of Hallowell119161-3
Town of Leeds-1980-
Town of Malta9013--
Town of Monmouth62475-
Town of Pittston4635--
Town of Readfield334016-
Town of Winthrop5010812
Lincoln County787429--
Town of Bowdoin7134--
Town of Bowdoinham4925--
Town of Dresden5926--
Town of Hope2526--
Town of Jefferson7331--
Town of Lewiston3732--
Town of Lisbon8284--
Town of Litchfield10714--
Town of Montville7413--
Montville Plantation26---
Town of Palermo5323--
Town of Putnam1538--
Town of Union2456--
Town of Wales298--
Town of Whitefield6321--


[2]Massachusetts law required a majority to elect for the U.S. House of Representatives. The original election was held on November 2, 1818.
[3]On March 15, 1820, this district became part of the new state of Maine.
[4]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.
[5]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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