Massachusetts 1796 Electoral College, Second Western District

Electoral College (Federal)
Massachusetts 1796 Electoral College, Second Western District
First Ballot
Electoral College/Elector
Ebenezer Hunt, Caleb Strong, William Shepard, Justin Ely, Samuel Henshaw, David Sexton, John Williams, Samuel Fowler, John Hastings, Wareham Parks, Joseph Lyman, William Lyman, John Taylor, Abel Whitney
Electors: Ebenezer HuntCaleb StrongWilliam ShepardJustin ElySamuel HenshawDavid SextonJohn WilliamsSamuel FowlerJohn HastingsWareham ParksJoseph LymanWilliam LymanJohn TaylorAbel Whitney
Presidential Candidate:George Washington
Final Result: [1][2]5394122871574725163321111
District of Western Two5394122871574725163321111
Hampshire County5394122871574725163321111
Town of Ashfield44-4-----------
Town of Bernardston-262-----------
Town of Blandford-57------------
Town of Buckland-33------------
Town of Chester-438-----------
Town of Chesterfield64-14-------1--
Town of Colrain-31------------
Town of Conway71-----11-------
Town of Deerfield-827---5-------
District of Easthampton143------------
Town of Gill-273-----------
Town of Goshen35-------------
Town of Granville-634-----------
Town of Greenfield--15218---------
Town of Hadley2372-2---2-----
Town of Hatfield22-------1-----
Town of Heath-----25--------
District of Leyden-214-----------
Town of Middlefield---30----------
Town of Montague----23---------
Town of Montgomery711------------
Town of Northfield14-11-----------
Town of Northampton1362-19--------1-
Town of Norwich8-2811---------
Town of Russell--12-----------
Town of Shelburne--38-----------
Town of Southampton48530-----------
Town of Southwick-1914----------
Town of Sunderland4-15-----------
Town of West Springfield--687----------
Town of Westfield-56610---3-21--1
Town of Westhampton59---3---------
Town of Whately24-------------
Town of Williamsburg[3]--------------


[1]A majority was required for an elector to be elected. Ebenezer Hunt was eventually chosen by the Massachusetts General Court.
[2]Ebenezer Hunt voted for John Adams in the Electoral College. Whether his second vote was cast for Thomas Pinckney, Oliver Ellsworth or Samuel Johnston is unknown.
[3]There were no votes recorded in Willamsburg.


Original Election Returns. Massachusetts State Archives, Boston.
Bernardston Town Records. 155.
Hampshire Gazette (Northampton, MA). November 9, 1796.
Greenfield Gazette, Or, Massachusetts and Vermont Telegraphe (Greenfield, MA). November 10, 1796.
Greenfield Gazette, Or, Massachusetts and Vermont Telegraphe (Greenfield, MA). November 17, 1796.
The New World (Philadelphia, PA). November 17, 1796.
Greenleaf's New York Journal, and Patriotic Register (New York, NY). November 18, 1796.
Columbian Centinel (Boston, MA). November 19, 1796.
The Independent Chronicle: and the Universal Advertiser (Boston, MA). November 21, 1796.
The Mercury (Boston, MA). November 22, 1796.
Polar Star and Boston Daily Advertiser (Boston, MA). November 22, 1796.
Columbian Centinel (Boston, MA). November 23, 1796.
The New World (Philadelphia, PA). November 28, 1796.

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