"The election of Senator to supply the place of Mr. Giles, or rather of Mr. Eppes, has excited an unusual degree of interest in the Virginia Legislature. The candidates were, Gen. Armistead T. Mason, of Loudon; Col. John Mercer of Fredericksburg, and Mr. James Pleasants, now in Congress." The Telescope (Columbia, S.C.). January 16, 1816.
"On the second ballot (Mr. P's name being withdrawn) the votes were Mason 86, Mercer 85, -- 5 blank. The Senate decided, after a warm debate, that Mason was elected; the House of Delegates, that there was no election." The Telescope (Columbia, S.C.). January 16, 1816.
The American Beacon and Commercial Diary (Norfolk, VA). January 5, 1816.
The Petersburg Republican (Petersburg, VA). January 5, 1816.
The Telescope (Columbia, SC) January 16, 1816.
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