"John Taylor...appointed to the United States Senate as a Democratic Republican to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Stevens T. Mason and served from June 4 to December 7, 1803, when a successor was elected; was not a candidate for election to fill the vacancy." Biographical Directory of the United States Congress: 1774 - Present.
"Colonel John Taylor of Caroline, has been unanimously elected to the seat in the senate of the United States, vacated by the lamented death of S. T. Mason of Virginia." The Hornet (Fredericktown, Md.), June 21, 1803; and, American Mercury (Hartford, CT), June 30, 1803.
"On Saturday last Col. John Taylor, of Caroline, was unanimously chosen by the Executive Council of Virginia to supply the vacancy of a Senator from that state, to the Senate of the United States, occasioned by the death of S. T. Mason. (Examiner)." Alexandria Advertiser and Commercial Intelligencer (Alexandria, VA), June 11, 1803; and, The Scioto Gazette (Chillicothe, OH), July 2, 1803.
"On the 9th instant departed this life, in the city of Philadelphia, whither he had gone for medical assistance in a dropsical complaint, Stevens Thomson Mason, Esq. one of the senators of this state in the Congress of the United States." The Virginia Gazette, and General Advertiser (Richmond, VA). May 18, 1803.
The Virginia Gazette, and General Advertiser (Richmond, VA). May 18, 1803.
The Hornet (Fredericktown, MD). June 21, 1803.
American Mercury (Hartford, CT). June 30, 1803.
The Scioto Gazette (Chillicothe, OH). July 2, 1803.
Alexandria Advertiser and Commercial Intelligencer (Alexandria, VA). June 11, 1803.
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