Connecticut 1816 Council of Assistants, Nomination

Council of Assistants (State)
Connecticut 1816 Council of Assistants, Nomination
First Ballot
Council of Assistants/Councillor
Samuel Johnson, Asa Chapman, Roger M. Sherman, Elizur Goodrich, Frederick Wolcott, Noah B. Benedict, Samuel B. Sherwood, Matthew Griswold, Elias Perkins, William Perkins, Jonathan Brace, Shubael Griswold, Henry Champion, Nathaniel Terry, William T. Williams, Jacob B. Gurley, Jonathan Barnes, Daniel Putnam, Aaron Austin, David Tomlinson, Elijah Boardman, William Bristol, Asher Miller, Rufus Hitchcock, Enoch Burrows, James Lanman, David Bolles, John Morgan, John S. Peters, Eli Todd, Roger Waldo, Daniel Bacon, David Hill, William M. Betts, Sylvester Wells, Lemuel Whitman, Calvin Willey, Austin Olcott, Eli Whitney, Nathan Smith, James Morris, Roger B. Whittlesey
Candidates: Samuel JohnsonAsa ChapmanRoger M. ShermanElizur GoodrichFrederick WolcottNoah B. BenedictSamuel B. SherwoodMatthew GriswoldElias PerkinsWilliam PerkinsJonathan BraceShubael GriswoldHenry ChampionNathaniel TerryWilliam T. WilliamsJacob B. GurleyJonathan BarnesDaniel PutnamAaron AustinDavid TomlinsonElijah BoardmanWilliam BristolAsher MillerRufus HitchcockEnoch BurrowsJames LanmanDavid BollesJohn MorganJohn S. PetersEli ToddRoger WaldoDaniel BaconDavid HillWilliam M. BettsSylvester WellsLemuel WhitmanCalvin WilleyAustin OlcottEli WhitneyNathan SmithJames MorrisRoger B. Whittlesey
Affiliation:supported by both partiessupported by both partiesFederalistFederalistFederalistFederalistFederalistFederalistFederalistFederalistFederalistFederalistFederalistFederalistFederalistFederalistFederalistFederalistFederalistRepublicanRepublicanRepublicanFederalistRepublicanRepublicanRepublicanRepublicanRepublicanRepublicanRepublicanRepublicanRepublicanRepublicanRepublicanRepublicanRepublicanRepublicanRepublicanFederalistFederalistFederalistRepublican
Final Result: [1][2][3]1314912498937792589242923792369219915590538833868985898408813680858039795277687686767976307596751074137304728072707251724172067154710670986988697369526590----
Fairfield County18271869926977887926974966902924895895969894745790798912856167216711606837163515871459162716031568155615871549162315011512152815781508----
Town of Stratford[4]138118-----------------10311398-103981041031101051039610510410211299103101----
Hartford County28582709211921552082211421022166208421042001195620391878191918971931197017701408134014041944142413881368133413111293139513141313128613641364136212771111----
Town of East Windsor[5]------------------------------------------
Town of Hartford[6][7]------------------------------------------
Litchfield County19991643176516661816170216871653167416331642163516461505143913231289134912796566706371195572566587580564557584455556463573498419457515----
Town of Warren656764646357636365636262616258546263565445643344554444444---141
Middlesex County1040991683645626660689645664682619623429643616627642641526542574544477532547541555516566512564562561438491523549558----
New Haven County157915231111109711331119110610571070106610691071984100198495097710778881039101910329051016962965916989980903964928888981976933852946----
City of New Haven234200201197-1982012001961931941971901811901871752071801231151251901209110958115108110979610710677102109-15377--
New London County12171286806767753748735778790758737688663686656713632585636941954966585947929908917926874923918895897897848832847723----
Tolland County901905681667657684667647676622619560601568606629643624627586597597570554586608558576585569596556556593545554566517----
Windham County1728157212861284128812841276130712951264125112611258123311711156112779411868428548441084830848868793785828799808795832751754822826712----


[1]The Connecticut Herald (New Haven, CT) and Republican Farmer (Bridgeport, CT) list the Republicans as the Toleration Ticket.
[2]The Republican Farmer (Bridgeport, CT) lists the Federalists as the Platform Ticket.
[3]"It will be seen that David Tomlinson, of the Toleration Ticket, has a greater number of votes than Asher Miller - Mr. T. is of course one of the twenty elected to stand in nomination - Mr. Miller has leave to retire, as would also one or two others on the federal ticket, had the federal managers of elections in certain democratic towns made returns according to law. Federal justices should be careful to make correct returns of votes in the ensuing spring for governor. We are not prepared to believe that incorrect returns always happen to be sent from republican towns. You know what we mean." Columbian Register (New Haven, CT). October 19, 1816.
[4]"The highest for the Platform ticket was 31, so down to 18 or 19." Republican Farmer (Bridgeport, CT). September 18, 1816.
[5]"The highest vote for nomination was Federalist 196; Democratic 66." Diary of Thomas Robbins, 679-680.
[6]"Highest federal vote for Assistants 408. Highest democratic do. 333." Connecticut Courant (Hartford, CT). September 17, 1816.
[7]"Highest federal vote for Assistants 408. Highest democratic do. 336." Connecticut Mirror (Hartford, CT). September 23, 1816.


Original Election Certificate. State Archives, Connecticut State Library, Hartford.
Connecticut Courant (Hartford, CT). September 17, 1816.
Connecticut Herald (New Haven, CT). September 17, 1816.
Republican Farmer (Bridgeport, CT). September 18, 1816.
Connecticut Mirror (Hartford, CT). September 23, 1816.
Connecticut Herald (New Haven, CT). September 24, 1816.
Norwich Courier (Norwich, CT). September 25, 1816.
Columbian Register (New Haven, CT). October 19, 1816.
Connecticut Mirror (Hartford, CT). October 21, 1816.
American Mercury (Hartford, CT). October 22, 1816.
Connecticut Herald (New Haven, CT). October 22, 1816.
Connecticut Gazette (New London, CT). October 23, 1816.
Norwich Courier (Norwich, CT). October 23, 1816.
Republican Farmer (Bridgeport, CT). October 23, 1816.
Columbian Register (New Haven, CT). October 26, 1816.
Connecticut Herald (New Haven, CT). October 29, 1816.
Connecticut Journal (New Haven, CT). October 29, 1816.
Columbian Register (New Haven, CT). November 4, 1816.
Tarbox, Increase N., ed. Diary of Thomas Robbins, D.D. Vol. I. Boston: Beacon Press, 1886. 679-680.

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