"Extract of a letter from Lancaster, dated December 1, 1807: 'The death of Mr. Carver, left the whole number of members at 85. It was ascertained before the election began, that 84 of those were in the borough: Paul Apple of Bucks, was the absent member. It was known that the Federalists and quids, had after much discussion, settled down upon Charles Porter, of Fayette, as their candidate. Simon Snyder was of course the candidate of the democratic party, and he had the vote of every man who was elected by that party.'" The True American and Commercial Advertiser (Philadelphia, PA). December 4, 1807.
"Both branches of the legislature met on Tuesday last~ Simon Snyder had 43 votes and Charles Porter 41 for Speaker...Nothing but peace and harmony exists among the democratic members." The Crawford Weekly Messenger (Meadville, PA). December 17, 1807.
"The members of the Senate, and of the House of Representatives, assembled in their respective Chambers on Tuesday last...and Simon Snyder [was chosen] Speaker of the House of Representatives." Relf's Philadelphia Gazette. And Daily Advertiser (Philadelphia, PA). December 3, 1807.
Relf's Philadelphia Gazette. And Daily Advertiser (Philadelphia, PA). December 3, 1807.
The True American and Commercial Advertiser (Philadelphia, PA). December 4, 1807.
Kline's Carlisle Weekly Gazette (Carlisle, PA). December 11, 1807.
The Crawford Weekly Messenger (Meadville, PA). December 17, 1807.
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