"John B. Clopton has been elected a member of the Senate of Virginia by the freeholders of this district, in the room of George Hay resigned. Mr. Clopton's majority over his opponent Mr. Brown, was only 10 votes in the whole district." Richmond Daily Mercantile Advertiser (Richmond, VA). December 25, 1821.
At the time, Williamsburg was split between James City County and York County and was not yet an independent city. The votes in Williamsburg appear to have been reported independently of either county.
Elizabeth City Deeds. Vol. 32. 394. Library of Virginia, Richmond.
Richmond Enquirer (Richmond, VA). December 18, 1821.
Richmond Daily Mercantile Advertiser (Richmond, VA). December 25, 1821.
Richmond Enquirer (Richmond, VA). December 25, 1821.
Washington Gazette (Washington, DC). December 28, 1821.
The Union. United States Gazette and True American (Philadelphia, PA). January 30, 1822.
Leonard, Cynthia Miller, ed. The General Assembly of Virginia, July 30, 1619 - January 11, 1978: A Bicentennial Register of Members. Richmond: Virginia State Library, 1978.
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