Massachusetts 1818 U.S. House of Representatives, Worcester South District

U.S. House of Representatives (Federal)
U.S. Congressman
Massachusetts 1818 U.S. House of Representatives, Worcester South District
First Ballot
U.S. House of Representatives/U.S. Congressman
Benjamin Adams, Sumner Bastow, John Kendall, Edward Cushing, John Davis, scattering
Candidates: Benjamin Adams[1]Sumner BastowJohn KendallEdward CushingJohn Davisscattering
Final Result: [2]1479995261119
District of Worcester South1479995261119
Middlesex County2058----
Town of Hopkinton2058----
Worcester County1459937261119
Town of Brookfield10626----
Town of Charlton35105----
Town of Douglas4528----
Town of Dudley6427----
Town of Grafton6954----
Town of Hardwick4823----
Town of Leicester4021----
Town of Mendon2136----
Town of Milford2565----
Town of Millbury4515----
Town of New Braintree5316----
Town of North Brookfield6230----
Town of Northborough529----
Town of Northbridge259----
Town of Oakham3411----
Town of Oxford6932----
Town of Paxton[3]--2611--
Town of Shrewsbury10229----
Town of Southborough58-----
Town of Southbridge3243----
Town of Spencer6640--1-
Town of Sturbridge4547----
Town of Sutton4686----
Town of Upton5323----
Town of Uxbridge767----
Town of Ward[4]------
Town of Westborough6430----
Town of Western4417----
Town of Worcester81107----


[2]The Precept notices sent to towns prior to elections mistakenly placed the town of Paxton in the Worcester North District, when according to State Statue it belonged in Worcester South District. The votes given in Paxton, as reported in their Town Records. were for candidates in the Worcester North District. Jonas Kendall 26 votes and Edmund Cushing 11 votes. Because of this mix up, the votes in Paxton were not counted in either district.
[3]The votes from Paxton were not included in the Original Election Returns.
[4]There were no votes recorded in Ward.


Original Election Returns. Massachusetts State Archives, Boston.
Paxton Town Records.
Thomas's Massachusetts Spy, or, Worcester Gazette (Worcester, MA). November 11, 1818.
Columbian Centinel. American Federalist (Boston, MA). January 23, 1819.
Columbian Centinel. American Federalist (Boston, MA). January 27, 1819.
Boston Weekly Messenger (Boston, MA). January 28, 1819.
Columbian Centinel. American Federalist (Boston, MA). January 30, 1819.

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