New York 1809 Assembly, Allegany and Steuben Counties

Assembly (State)
New York 1809 Assembly, Allegany and Steuben Counties
New York
First Ballot
John Knox, Henry A. Townsend
Candidates: John Knox[1]Henry A. Townsend
Final Result: [2][3][4]647603
District of Allegany and Steuben647603
Allegany County149178
Town of Alfred[5]3820
Town of Angelica5035
Town of Canaedea773
Town of Nunda3432
Town of Ossian2018
Steuben County498425
Town of Addison[6]609
Town of Bath6268
Town of Canisteo8121
Town of Dansville3040
Town of Painted Post9451
Town of Pulteney9157
Town of Reading2583
Town of Troupsburg2611
Town of Wayne2985


[2]"Majority for Knox in 2 counties -- 51; year previous Townsend had 13 maj. over Judge Hornell for Assembly." Ontario Repository (Canandaigua, NY). May 9, 1809.
[3]"In Steuben and Allegany, majority for Gen. Knox (Federalist) 51. Last year Townsend had 13 maj. over Judge Hornell -- Federal gain 64." Western Repository (Canandaigua NY). May 9, 1809.
[4]"Letters from Steuben and Allegany, state the majorities in those counties to be upwards 70 for the federal candidates for the Senate and assembly. These counties elect one member to the House of Assembly, which increases the number of federalists to 63. The House is composed of 112 members--The minority therefore cannot exceed 49." New-York Herald (New York, NY). May 17, 1809.
[5]The Ontario Repository (Canandaigua, NY) and Western Repository (Canandaigua, NY) report a majority of 25 for John Knox in Alfred.
[6]On April 6, 1808 the name of Middletown was changed to Addison.


Original Election Books. Steuben County Court House, Bath.
Ontario Repository (Canandaigua, NY). May 9, 1809.
New-York Herald (New York, NY). May 17, 1809.

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