Massachusetts 1823 U.S. House of Representatives, Essex South District, Ballot 2
- U.S. House of Representatives (Federal)
- U.S. Congressman
- Massachusetts 1823 U.S. House of Representatives, Essex South District, Ballot 2
- Second Ballot
- U.S. House of Representatives/U.S. Congressman
- Benjamin W. Crowninshield, Benjamin Merrill, Willard Peele, scattering
|Candidates:||Benjamin W. Crowninshield||Benjamin Merrill||Willard Peele||scattering|
|Final Result: ||1312||693||525||7|
|District of Essex South||1312||693||525||7|
|Town of Beverly||31||37||76||-|
|Town of Danvers||86||102||75||3|
|Town of Gloucester||278||70||3||-|
|Town of Lynn||320||166||3||1|
|Town of Lynnfield||21||19||5||-|
|Town of Manchester||37||1||43||-|
|Town of Marblehead||182||22||8||2|
|Town of Salem||254||206||311||1|
|Town of Saugus||62||45||1||-|
|Town of Chelsea||41||25||-||-|
Massachusetts law required a majority to elect for the U.S. House of Representatives. The original election was held on November 4, 1822, this Second Trail was held March 3, 1823.
The Original Returns list the total vote for Willard Peele as 525, but the results only add up to 524. All the newspapers returns list Willard Peele with 76 votes in Beverly, which would then increase his total to 525, as reported in the Original Election Returns.
Original Election Returns. Massachusetts State Archives, Boston.
The Salem Gazette (Salem, MA). March 4, 1823.
Boston Daily Advertiser, and Repertory (Boston, MA). March 5, 1823.
Columbian Centinel (Boston, MA). March 5, 1823.
Independent Chronicle and Boston Patriot (Boston, MA). March 5, 1823.
American Statesman and City Register (Boston, MA). March 6, 1823.
The Essex Register (Salem, MA). March 6, 1823.
The Salem Gazette (Salem, MA). March 7, 1823.
Gazette and Patriot (Haverhill, MA). March 8, 1823.
The Observer (Salem, MA). March 8, 1823.
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