Connecticut 1822 Secretary of State

Secretary of State (State)
Secretary of State
Connecticut 1822 Secretary of State
First Ballot
Secretary of State/Secretary of State
Thomas Day, Henry Seymour, Isaac Spencer, Henry C. Flagg, Thomas Seymour, Andrew Kingsbury, Jonathan Ingersoll, William Palmer, Jr., Charles Carew, Charles Pike, Daniel Richards, Asa Willey, Jonathan Day, James Fortune, Abiel Fox, Charles P. Huntington, Inerean Lyon, William Martin, David Porter, George Rich, Matthew Seymour, Seth Smith, Joel Stimpson, Calvin Tyler, Thomas S. Williams, Oliver Wolcott, Lanson Wright
Candidates: Thomas Day[1]Henry SeymourIsaac SpencerHenry C. FlaggThomas SeymourAndrew KingsburyJonathan IngersollWilliam Palmer, Jr.Charles CarewCharles PikeDaniel RichardsAsa WilleyJonathan DayJames FortuneAbiel FoxCharles P. HuntingtonInerean LyonWilliam MartinDavid PorterGeorge RichMatthew SeymourSeth SmithJoel StimpsonCalvin TylerThomas S. WilliamsOliver WolcottLanson Wright
Final Result: [2][3]4141190337554332222111111111111111
Fairfield County461141-----------------1------
Town of Bridgeport814-------------------------
Town of Brookfield32--------------------------
Town of Danbury39--------------------------
Town of Darien27--------------------------
Town of Fairfield64--------------------------
Town of Greenwich38--------------------------
Town of Huntington21--------------------------
Town of New Canaan26--------------------------
Town of New Fairfield32--------------------------
Town of Newtown19-1------------------------
Town of Norwalk25--------------------------
Town of Redding[4]---------------------------
Town of Ridgefield[5]---------------------------
Town of Sherman24--------------------------
Town of Stamford28--------------------------
Town of Stratford20--------------------------
Town of Trumbull12--------------------------
Town of Weston15--------------------------
Town of Wilton31-------------------1------
Hartford County85372425--2-------1-------------
Town of Berlin3558-------------------------
Town of Bristol7455-------------------------
Town of Burlington6282------------------------
Town of Canton118-------------------------
Town of East Hartford105668--1---------------------
Town of East Windsor10760-------------------------
Town of Enfield2332-------------------------
Town of Farmington86261------------------------
Town of Glastonbury44388------------------------
Town of Granby1026-------------------------
City of Hartford[6]15683-------------------------
Town of Hartland1324-------------------------
Town of Marlborough343-------------------------
Town of Simsbury3818-------------------------
Town of Southington792-------------------------
Town of Suffield771-------------------------
Town of Wethersfield18816--1-------1-------------
Town of Windsor1735-------------------------
Litchfield County5482893-5-----22---------1---1-
Town of Barkhamsted2047-------------------------
Town of Bethlehem28--------------------------
Town of Canaan1526-------------------------
Town of Colebrook239--5----------------------
Town of Cornwall176-------------------------
Town of Goshen916-------------------------
Town of Harwinton375-------------------------
Town of Kent31-2------------------------
Town of Litchfield47231------------------------
Town of New Hartford341-------------------------
Town of New Milford18--------------------------
Town of Norfolk[7]1614---------2---------------
Town of Plymouth26--------------------------
Town of Roxbury16--------------------------
Town of Salisbury444-------------------------
Town of Sharon109-------------------------
Town of Torrington2929--------2----------1---1-
Town of Warren3118-------------------------
Town of Washington3632-------------------------
Town of Watertown15--------------------------
Town of Winchester2917-------------------------
Town of Woodbury383-------------------------
Middlesex County365892----3----1-----------1-1
Town of Chatham5828-------------------------
Town of Durham4--------------------------
Town of East Haddam902-----3----1-----------1-1
Town of Haddam22--------------------------
Town of Killingworth34--------------------------
City of Middletown127372------------------------
Town of Saybrook3022-------------------------
New Haven County67211425-21--------------------
Town of Branford[8]---------------------------
Town of Cheshire121--------------------------
Town of Derby29--------------------------
Town of East Haven28----2---------------------
Town of Guilford76--------------------------
Town of Hamden53-----1--------------------
Town of Meriden258-------------------------
Town of Middlebury17--------------------------
Town of Milford[9]---------------------------
City of New Haven1007-5-----------------------
Town of North Haven55--------------------------
Town of Oxford39--------------------------
Town of Southbury33--------------------------
Town of Wallingford1138-------------------------
Town of Waterbury38-1------------------------
Town of Wolcott711-------------------------
Town of Woodbridge63-1------------------------
New London County558163----2-2------1--1----1---
Town of Bozrah18--------------------------
Town of Colchester60--------------------------
Town of Franklin44--------------------------
Town of Griswold59--------------------------
Town of Groton3836----1--------------------
Town of Lisbon55--------------------------
Town of Lyme479----1--------------------
Town of Montville49--------------------------
City of New London1622----------------1--------
Town of North Stonington378-------------------------
City of Norwich5118------2------1-------1---
Town of Preston30--------------------------
Town of Salem33--------------------------
Town of Stonington21--------------------------
Town of Waterford34--------------------------
Tolland County3083581-------------------1----
Town of Bolton148-------------------------
Town of Coventry6168-------------------------
Town of Ellington40371------------------------
Town of Hebron2924-------------------------
Town of Somers6710-------------------------
Town of Stafford1771-------------------------
Town of Tolland852--------------------1----
Town of Union271-------------------------
Town of Vernon558-------------------------
Town of Willington339-------------------------
Windham County[10]3761523------2----1-11---------
Town of Ashford35-------------------------
Town of Brooklyn2830-------------------------
Town of Canterbury[11]---------------------------
Town of Columbia1322-------------------------
Town of Hampton7113------------------------
Town of Killingly14--------------------------
Town of Lebanon911-------------------------
Town of Mansfield22--------------------------
Town of Plainfield12--------------------------
Town of Pomfret3622-------------------------
Town of Sterling24--------------------------
Town of Thompson35--------------------------
Town of Voluntown38--------------------------
Town of Windham[12]---------------------------
Town of Woodstock7161-------2----1-11---------


[2]The summary sheet of the Original Election Returns lists Isaac Spencer with 34 votes, omitting the votes for him in Windham County.
[3]"The result of the election for Secretary, as it regards Mr. Seymour, is much more favorable than could have been expected, considering that he was supported only by this paper, and was zealously opposed where party authority was vested, although this authority first sanctioned the nomination, and pledged its aid in support of it. Had not certain men been guilty of a breach of faith, of violating the obligations of truth and justice, and resorting to the most unjustifiable measures to defeat the election of one who is popular in the party, and who has always adhered to and supported it, both in its adversity and its prosperity, the election would not have terminated as it has - a federalist would not have been chosen, loaded with other offices as he is, in preference to one who has heretofore been looked upon as the proper person to fill that office. We can not spend time in remarking further upon the conduct of these men; it is known and will be remembered. That we have not mistaken the wishes of republicans generally in offering Mr. Seymour as a candidtae for Secretary, is evident from the number of votes he has received, and will appear still more so, when we show what proportion it bears to the whole number of republican votes given. To do this, needs but very little arithmetical calculation. The increase of votes on the ballot for Secretary, was occasioned by the federalists voting - if this is not sufficiently proved by the circumstance that the gentleman nominated for that office is a federalist, it can be so by referring to the official returns, whereby it may be seen that in the federal towns where they succeeded in the election of representatives, Mr. Day received a large vote, and in many of these, it is known that Mr. Seymour was voted for by the republicans, almost unanimously. Further, the scattering votes given for Treasurer, are federal - of this no proof is necessary." The Times and Hartford Advertiser (Hartford, CT). April 23, 1822.
[4]There were no votes recorded in Redding.
[5]There were no votes recorded in Ridgefield.
[6]"Notwithstanding the zealous opposition made by certain republicans to Mr. Seymour, on the ground of his not being regularly nominated, and their active support of Mr. Day, it cannot be doubted that a majority of the republicans were in favor of Mr. Seymour." The Times and Hartford Advertiser (Hartford, CT). April 9, 1822.
[7]The votes for Asa Willey in Norfolk appear under the tally of Andrew Kingsbury in the Original Election Returns.
[8]There were no votes recorded in Branford.
[9]There were no votes recorded in Milford.
[10]The 3 votes for Isaac Spencer in Windham County do not appar on the summary sheet of the Original Election Returns.
[11]There were no votes recorded in Canterbury.
[12]There were no votes recorded in Windham.


Original Election Returns. State Archives, Connecticut State Library, Hartford.
The Miscellany (Litchfield, CT). April 3, 1822.
The Times and Hartford Advertiser (Hartford, CT). April 9, 1822.
Connecticut Courant (Hartford, CT). April 23, 1822.
The Times and Hartford Advertiser (Hartford, CT). April 23, 1822.
National Pilot (New Haven, CT). April 25, 1822.
Columbian Register (New Haven, CT). April 27, 1822.
Connecticut Mirror (Hartford, CT). April 29, 1822.
Connecticut Herald (New Haven, CT). April 30, 1822.
The Connecticut Journal (New Haven, CT). April 30, 1822.
Connecticut Gazette (New London, CT). May 1, 1822.
Boston Weekly Messenger (Boston, MA). May 2, 1822.
Middlesex Gazette (Middletown, CT). May 2, 1822.
The Observer (Brooklyn, CT). May 6, 1822.

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