New Hampshire 1816 House of Representatives, Portsmouth, Ballot 2

House of Representatives (State)
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New Hampshire 1816 House of Representatives, Portsmouth, Ballot 2
New Hampshire
Second Ballot
House of Representatives/State Representative
John Davenport, George W. Prescott, Joseph Y. Burgin, Nathaniel S. Peirce, Isaac Waldron, Jr., Samuel Larkin, Edward Cutts, Jr., Joseph W. Pickering, Henking Penhallow, John F. Parrott, George Long, George K. Sparhawk, scattering
Candidates: John Davenport[1]George W. Prescott[2]Joseph Y. Burgin[3]Nathaniel S. Peirce[4]Isaac Waldron, Jr.Samuel LarkinEdward Cutts, Jr.Joseph W. PickeringHenking PenhallowJohn F. ParrottGeorge LongGeorge K. Sparhawkscattering
Final Result: [5][6]5335295165092772772762686563575117
Rockingham County-------------
Town of Portsmouth5335295165092772772762686563575117


[5]"The democrats . . . united in support of County officers, and one Representative, but for four other Representatives were divided between Brickits and Woodites. At the first ballot therefore John Davenport only was chosen Representative." Boston Daily Advertiser (Boston, MA). March 14, 1816.
[6]"Mr. DAVENPORT was the only representative elected, and he addressed the meeting in a short speech, expressing his gratitude for the confidence of his townsmen, and pledging himself to discharge his duty with faithfulness and impartiality. A motion for dissolving the meeting was now made by a gentleman of the democratic party, and seconded in every part of the house; this was disregarded by the moderator, and the house voted to proceed to the choice of four other representatives. The poll was accordingly opened, and the balloting continued till 8 in the evening. In the forenoon when it was discovered that no choice of representatives was likely to be effected, a "Union Ticket" was made up, and before the close of the first poll was circulated throughout the democratic ranks. This ticket was formed of names which had not before been in nomination and prevailed." The Portsmouth Oracle (Portsmouth, NH). March 16, 1816.


The Portsmouth Oracle (Portsmouth, NH). March 16, 1816.

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