Massachusetts 1796 U.S. House of Representatives, District Western 2

U.S. House of Representatives (Federal)
U.S. Congressman
Massachusetts 1796 U.S. House of Representatives, District Western 2
First Ballot
U.S. House of Representatives/U.S. Congressman
William Shepard, Samuel Henshaw, William Lyman, John Williams, Warham Parks, Joseph Lyman, Ebenezer Hunt, Samuel Fowler, Joseph Lyman, Ebenezer Mattson, Justin Ely, William Coleman, Jonathan E. Porter
Candidates: William ShepardSamuel HenshawWilliam LymanJohn WilliamsWarham ParksJoseph LymanEbenezer HuntSamuel FowlerJoseph LymanEbenezer MattsonJustin ElyWilliam ColemanJonathan E. Porter
Final Result: [1]82342438171351511733211
District of Western Two82342438171351511733211
Hampshire County82342438171351511733211
Town of Ashfield21-216---------
Town of Bernardston14-9---6------
Town of Blandford57------------
Town of Buckland34------------
Town of Chester43-10----------
Town of Chesterfield353119---1------
Town of Colrain301---------1-
Town of Conway891-3----3----
Town of Deerfield101133---------
District of Easthampton6362----------
Town of Gill21-5------3---
Town of Goshen816-7---------
Town of Granville89------------
Town of Greenfield22117-2--------
Town of Hadley359----------1
Town of Hatfield174-1---------
Town of Heath26------------
District of Leyden[2]-------------
Town of Middlefield27------------
Town of Montague23------------
Town of Montgomery22------------
Town of Northampton4131311---------
Town of Northfield-3158--1------
Town of Norwich11914---12-----
Town of Russell13------------
Town of Shelburne1--130--------
Town of Southampton60291----------
Town of Southwick17-8----------
Town of Sunderland512-----------
Town of West Springfield7-228-------2--
Town of Westfield57-6-31525-----
Town of Westhampton44991---------
Town of Whately23-4----------
Town of Williamsburg281-----------


[1]Massachusetts law required a majority to elect for the U.S. House of Representatives. A 2nd Trial would be held on January 16, 1797.
[2]There was no meeting held in Leyden.


Original Election Returns. Massachusetts State Archives, Boston.
Hampshire Gazette (Northampton, MA). November 9, 1796.
Greenfield Gazette, Or, Massachusetts and Vermont Telegraphe (Greenfield, MA). November 10, 1796.
Hampshire Gazette (Northampton, MA). November 16, 1796.
Greenfield Gazette, Or, Massachusetts and Vermont Telegraphe (Greenfield, MA). November 17, 1796.
The New World (Philadelphia, PA). November 17, 1796.
Greenleaf's New York Journal, and Patriotic Register (New York, NY). November 18, 1796.
The Providence Gazette (Providence, RI). December 31, 1796.

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