Maryland 1805 House of Delegates, Talbot County
- House of Delegates (State)
- Maryland 1805 House of Delegates, Talbot County
- First Ballot
- House of Delegates/Delegate
- Perry Spencer, Edward Lloyd, Thomas S. Denny, Solomon Dickinson, Robert H. Goldsborough, John Edmondson, Hugh Sherwood, Nicolas Martin, Charles W. Benny
|Candidates:||Perry Spencer||Edward Lloyd||Thomas S. Denny||Solomon Dickinson||Robert H. Goldsborough||John Edmondson||Hugh Sherwood||Nicolas Martin||Charles W. Benny|
|Final Result: ||677||659||671||631||564||-||-||-||-|
|District of Two||175||151||187||156||138||-||-||-||-|
As stated in the Republican Star or Eastern Shore General Advertiser (Easton, MD) October 15, 1805. "To get thus near the lowest republican candidate, Mr. Goldsborough made use of the greatest deception that probably ever was practiced on a free people, by selecting the most popular characters on both sides of the question, in the several districts of the county, to attach to the tickets with his name; and that too without their knowledge, in a great measure. First district tickets were accompanied by Mr. John Edmondson's name; second district, the name of Major Sherwood - third district, Mr. Nicholas Martin - and the fourth, Mr. Charles W. Benny. A majority of those gentleman, we are authorized to day, were not candidates....To convince those gentlemen with whom Mr. G. took this 'unwarrantable liberty,' that he only intended to make a 'cat's paw' of them, we refer to the number of tickets OUT of THEIR districts, bearing THEIR NAMES." Republican Star or Eastern Shore General Advertiser (Easton, MD). October 15, 1805.
"Here it is necessary to remark that Mr. Goldsborough had the names of several gentlemen attached to his Tickets of foreign manufacture, in order to decoy the innocent and unsuspecting voter." Republican Star or Eastern Shore General Advertiser (Easton, MD). October 8, 1805.
Republican Star or Eastern Shore General Advertiser (Easton, MD). October 8, 1805.
Republican Star or Eastern Shore General Advertiser (Easton, MD). October 15, 1805.
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