Several newspapers reference John Dawson as having no opposition. A letter in The Examiner (Richmond, VA) of April 17, 1801, after the election had begun in some parts of the district, questions the eligibility of John Dawson and suggests John Mercer as a candidate.
The Examiner (Richmond, VA). April 17, 1801.
The Times; and District of Columbia Daily Advertiser (Alexandria, VA). April 28, 1801.
The Virginia Argus (Richmond, VA). April 28, 1801.
Aurora. General Advertiser (Philadelphia, PA). May 5, 1801.
The Examiner (Richmond, VA). May 22, 1801.
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