Massachusetts 1815 Selectman, Boston, Special

Selectman (Town)
Massachusetts 1815 Selectman, Boston, Special
First Ballot
Joseph Austin, Edmund Hart, Joseph Foster, Joseph Lovering, Jonathan Hunewell, Robert Williams, Benjamin Weld, Ebenezer Oliver, Charles Bulfinch, Josiah Marshall, Elisha Tichnor, Richard Faxon, Samuel Gore, Thomas Macclure, Josiah Batchelder, Josiah Knapp, James Robinson, Thomas W. Sumner
Candidates: Joseph Austin[1]Edmund Hart[2]Joseph Foster[3]Joseph Lovering[4]Jonathan Hunewell[5]Robert Williams[6]Benjamin Weld[7]Ebenezer Oliver[8]Charles Bulfinch[9]Josiah MarshallElisha TichnorRichard FaxonSamuel GoreThomas MacclureJosiah BatchelderJosiah KnappJames RobinsonThomas W. Sumner
Final Result: [10][11]143614141400140013981394139113861354124611971188118611861178117810931086
Town of Boston143614141400140013981394139113861354124611971188118611861178117810931086


[10]"In consequence of the resignation of the gentlemen chosen Selectmen of this town on Monday last, the inhabitants yesterday proceeded to a new election, when the voter were given as follow; the nine first mentioned gentlemen were elected: .... All respectable and esteemed Federal Republicans; but the first nine, with the exception of one, were the Selectmen of last year." New-England Palladium and Commercial Advertiser (Boston, MA). March 17, 1815.
[11]"Although the poll was kept open two hours, and every citizen had an opportunity to give his suffrage; although the decision was perfectly fair and legal; yet it appeared that certain characters in the town were not satisfied with the result, and the gentlemen chosen sent in their resignations, which were read in open town meeting. It is worthy of note, that five of the gentlemen chosen on Monday last sent in their resignations at 10 o'clock on Thursday morning - and two hours later were again declared chosen. If the gentlemen intended to continue in office, we think the letters of resignation ought to be published, that the town may know their reasons for declining at ten o'clock, and accepting at twelve of the same day. To us it does appear, that the whole procedure evidently wears the appearance of an arbitrary dictation to the free and independent electors of Boston." Boston Patriot (Boston, MA). March 18, 1815.


Boston Daily Advertiser (Boston, MA). March 17, 1815.
New-England Palladium and Commercial Advertiser (Boston, MA). March 17, 1815.
Boston Patriot (Boston, MA). March 18, 1815.
Columbian Centinel. Massachusetts Federalist (Boston, MA). March 18, 1815.
Boston Gazette (Boston, MA). March 20, 1815.

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