New York 1808 U.S. House of Representatives, District 12, Special

U.S. House of Representatives (Federal)
U.S. Congressman
New York 1808 U.S. House of Representatives, District 12, Special
New York
First Ballot
U.S. House of Representatives/U.S. Congressman
Nathan Wilson, Asa Fitch, David Hopkins, Isaac Sargent, Herman Knickerbacker, John Baley, Kitchel Bishop, James Hogeboom, James L. Livingston, John Savage
Candidates: Nathan Wilson[1]Asa FitchDavid HopkinsIsaac SargentHerman KnickerbackerJohn BaleyKitchel BishopJames HogeboomJames L. LivingstonJohn Savage
Final Result: [2][3][4][5][6][7][8]2328175543211111
District of Twelve2328175543211111
Washington County2328175543211111
Town of Argyle1491781-------
Town of Bolton6754--------
Town of Cambridge213384--------
Town of Chester755--------
Town of Easton160901-2-----
Town of Fairfield503--------
Town of Granville1961231--1----
Town of Greenwich68173--------
Town of Hampton4910--------
Town of Hartford22058--------
Town of Hebron14714611------
Town of Johnsburg521----1-1-
Town of Kingsbury108103--------
Town of Putnam47--------
Town of Queensbury10363--------
Town of Rochester92--------
Town of Salem207169-2-----1
Town of Thurman1012--------
Town of Westfield25044--------
Town of Whitehall100140--------


[2]This election was held to replace David Thomas, who was elected to the Tenth Congress in 1806 when Washington County made up the 12th Congressional District. David Thomas resigned on February 17, 1808, to take the post of Treasurer of New York State. The winner of this special election would serve out Thomas's term, which ran until March 3, 1809. In the redistricting of 1808, Washington became part of the 6th Congressional District, along with Columbia and Rensselaer Counties.
[3]There were discrepencies between the Washington County Official Election Returns and the Official Statewide Canvass, perhaps because of transcription errors. The results listed here are according to the Official Election Returns. In the Official Statewide Canvass, the name John Baley is written as John Baty. The vote for James Hogeboom does not appear in the Official Statewide Canvass. One vote each for Kitchel Bishop and James L. Livingston were listed in the Official Statewide Canvass as returns for the regular Congressional election rather than for this special election.
[4]The Albany Register (Albany, NY), June 7, and the Republican Watch-Tower (New York, NY), June 14, use the name Ebenezer Wilson for Nathan Wilson and they each report 2358 total votes for him.
[5]The Albany Gazette (Albany, NY), May 12, The Albany Register (Albany, NY), June 3, The Public Advertiser (New York, NY), and the Republican Watch-Tower (New York, NY), June 14, report 2327 total votes for Nathan Wilson in Washington County.
[6]The Albany Register (Albany, NY), June 7, and Republican Watch-Tower (New York, NY), June 14, use the name Baty for John Baley.
[7]The Albany Register (Albany, NY), June 7, and the Republican Watch-Tower (New York, NY), June 14, report 2 total votes for Isaac Sargent.
[8]Kitchel Bishop was a candidate for Assembly. Isaac Sargent and David Hopkins were candidates for State Senate. Herman Knickerbacker was a candidate in the regular election for Congress, not the special election.


Original Election Returns.
The Albany Gazette (Albany, NY). May 12, 1808.
The Public Advertiser (New York, NY). May 14, 1808.
Lansingburgh Gazette (Lansingburgh, NY). May 17, 1808.
The Albany Register (Albany, NY). June 3, 1808.
The Albany Register (Albany, NY). June 7, 1808.
Republican Watch-Tower (New York, NY). June 14, 1808.
Dubin, Michael J. United States Congressional Elections, 1788-1997: The Official Results of the Elections of the 1st through 105th Congresses. Jefferson, NC: McFarland and Company, 1998. 37.

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