Virginia 1799 U.S. House of Representatives, District 4
- U.S. House of Representatives (Federal)
- U.S. Congressman
- Virginia 1799 U.S. House of Representatives, District 4
- First Ballot
- U.S. House of Representatives/U.S. Congressman
- Abraham Trigg, William Preston
|Candidates:||Abraham Trigg||William Preston|
|Final Result: ||1873||244|
|District of Four||1873||244|
"The federal prints have stated that...Abraham Trigg in Montgomery district, had a majority of 1790." Aurora. General Advertiser (Philadelphia, PA), May 27, 1799; and, The Delaware Gazette (Wilmington, DE), June 1, 1799.
"Mr. Pleasants, It having been asserted that this was not a republican district, to disprove it I send you a copy of the polls in each county...1629 Majority for A. Trigg. The known integrity, respect~ability and personal influence of Mr. Preston, would certainly have obtained for him many more votes, had not the people been governed by political motives. Wythe, May 5, 1799." The Virginia Argus (Richmond, VA). May 17, 1799.
The Virginia Argus (Richmond, VA). May 17, 1799.
Aurora. General Advertiser (Philadelphia, PA). May 27, 1799.
The Centinel of Liberty, and George-town Advertiser (Georgetown, DC). May 31, 1799.
The Delaware Gazette (Wilmington, DE). June 1, 1799.
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