Massachusetts 1796 U.S. House of Representatives, District Middle 2

U.S. House of Representatives (Federal)
U.S. Congressman
Massachusetts 1796 U.S. House of Representatives, District Middle 2
First Ballot
U.S. House of Representatives/U.S. Congressman
Joseph B. Varnum, Ebenezer Bridge, Samuel Dexter, Jr., Elbridge Gerry, James Winthrop, John B. Varnum, Edward Barnes, Elijah Brigham, Eleazer Brooks, Francis Dana, Aaron Dexter, Jr., Jonathan Fay, Daniel Stevens, Jr., William Winthrop
Candidates: Joseph B. Varnum[1]Ebenezer BridgeSamuel Dexter, Jr.Elbridge GerryJames WinthropJohn B. VarnumEdward BarnesElijah BrighamEleazer BrooksFrancis DanaAaron Dexter, Jr.Jonathan FayDaniel Stevens, Jr.William Winthrop
Final Result: 1199292257533211111111
District of Middle Two1199292257533211111111
Middlesex County10862875216321-111-11
Town of Acton367------------
Town of Ashby34-10-----------
District of Boxboro202------------
Town of Cambridge5833-1-2--------
District of Carlisle51-------------
Town of Charlestown[2]93361-3---------
Town of Chelmsford53353----------
Town of Concord532412-----------
Town of Dracut2011-1---------1
Town of Dunstable[3]--------------
Town of Framingham[4]8146-----------
Town of Groton37142-----------
Town of Lexington[5]63-4-------1---
Town of Lincoln[6]3341-----------
Town of Littleton3519------------
Town of Marlborough78211--1-11--1-
Town of Pepperell1831------------
Town of Shirley2720------------
Town of Stow126------------
Town of Sudbury2416------------
Town of Townsend34-2-----------
District of Tyngsborough9384----------
Town of Waltham239------------
Town of Watertown2520------------
Town of Westford723-6----------
Worcester County113520537---1---1--
Town of Ashburnham19119-----------
District of Berlin--19----1------
Town of Bolton2-45--------1--
Town of Fitchburg[7]30-2-----------
Town of Harvard41--36----------
Town of Lunenberg15413-----------
Town of Northborough2-28-----------
Town of Southborough3-37-----------
Town of Westborough1-421----------


[2]Samuel Dexter, Jr. received 1 vote as Samuel Dexter.
[3]There were no votes recorded in Dunstable.
[4]Samuel Dexter, Jr. received 6 votes as Samuel Dexter.
[5]Samuel Dexter, Jr. received 4 votes as Samuel Dexter.
[6]Samuel Dexter, Jr. received 1 vote as Samuel Dexter.
[7]Samuel Dexter, Jr. received 2 votes as Samuel Dexter.


Original Election Returns. Massachusetts State Archives, Boston.
Columbian Centinel (Boston, MA). November 9, 1796.
Political Gazette (Newburyport, MA). November 11, 1796.
Columbian Centinel (Boston, MA). November 12, 1796.
The New World (Philadelphia, PA). November 16, 1796.

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