In this election, James Weston and James Burchfield were declared the winners. However, the Journal of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1814 explains: "That they have taken the petition presented on this subject, together with the accompanying documents, into their consideration: that they heard the allegations of the parties, carefully examined the documents, and had the same corroborated by verbal evidence; from which it appears that James Burchfield had four hundred and thirty five legal votes, and that Daniel Williams had also four hundred and thirty five legal votes. Your committee, therefore, being of opinion that neither of them are duly elected, do declare and adjudge that the election of the said James Burchfield is illegal and invalid." Page 126.
A new election was held on January 27, 1815 in which Daniel Williams was elected.
Original Election Returns. Pennsylvania State Archives, Harrisburg.
Journal of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1814. 126.
The Crawford Weekly Messenger (Meadville, PA). October 12, 1814.
The Crawford Weekly Messenger (Meadville, PA). October 19, 1814.
The Northern Centinel (Erie, PA). October 21, 1814.
The Crawford Weekly Messenger (Meadville, PA). October 26, 1814.
The Northern Centinel (Erie, PA). October 28, 1814.
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