Massachusetts 1802 House of Representatives, Boston

House of Representatives (State)
State Representative
Massachusetts 1802 House of Representatives, Boston
First Ballot
House of Representatives/State Representative
John Coffin Jones, Samuel Parkman, William Brown, Harrison G. Otis, Joseph Russell, Jonathan Hunnewell, John Lowell, Samuel Brown, Charles Jarvis, Russell Sturgis, Benjamin Austin, Jr., James Bowdoin, David Tilden, Nathaniel Fellowes
Candidates: John Coffin Jones[1]Samuel Parkman[2]William Brown[3]Harrison G. Otis[4]Joseph Russell[5]Jonathan Hunnewell[6]John Lowell[7]Samuel BrownCharles JarvisRussell SturgisBenjamin Austin, Jr.James BowdoinDavid TildenNathaniel Fellowes
Final Result: [8]13861383138213781378137413691036103010241023102210201018
Town of Boston13861383138213781378137413791036103010241023102210201018


[8]"BOSTON--On Wednesday last, the Election of Representatives was made in this town. ... The poll closed at half past two o'clock. The whole number of votes was 2408. The Federal Republican Ticket, was successful, as follows ... Those gentlemen were accordingly declared elected. The democratic ticket contained the subsequent names, viz. ... These gentlemen (with the exception of Messrs. BROWN and BOWDOIN) were the Representatives of the town last year. The above votes are not far from the proportion of those given in, in April last. The electors are never so numerous at the choice of Representatives, as at that of Governor. Last year, the votes for Governor exceeded those for Representatives almost twelve hundred the excess this year is about 1400. Many causes might be assigned why the Federal majority (though sufficiently large) was not as great, if not greater, than in April; for certain are we that Federalism is still gaining ground in Boston. --But it is unnecessary now to go into those causes.--The rain, which fell during the poll, it is known prevented a great number, particularly our aged citizens, from attending; and many feeling confident that their suffrages were not wanting to carry the federal ticket, were not willing to encounter the incovenience of turning out in the wet to support it. The majority is a handsome one, and the Federal Republicans are perfectly satisfied with the result." Columbian Centinel. Massachusetts Federalist (Boston, MA). May 15, 1802.


Boston Town Records. 127.
Columbian Centinel. Massachusetts Federalist (Boston, MA). May 15, 1802.

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