Massachusetts 1793 U.S. House of Representatives, District 1, At-Large, Ballot 2

U.S. House of Representatives (Federal)
U.S. Congressman
Massachusetts 1793 U.S. House of Representatives, District 1, At-Large, Ballot 2
Second Ballot
U.S. House of Representatives/U.S. Congressman
Benjamin Austin, Jr., Samuel Holten, James Bowdoin, Samuel Sewall, William Heath, Joseph B. Varnum, Elbridge Gerry, William Eustis, John Coffin Jones, Theophilus Parsons, Stephen Cross, Charles Jarvis, Parker Varnum, Joseph Skinner, Samuel Phillips, John Mycall, Nicholas Pike, Tristram Dalton, John Fisk, Stephen Higginson, Benjamin Surrey, Cotton Tufts
Candidates: Benjamin Austin, Jr.Samuel HoltenJames BowdoinSamuel SewallWilliam HeathJoseph B. VarnumElbridge GerryWilliam EustisJohn Coffin JonesTheophilus ParsonsStephen CrossCharles JarvisParker VarnumJoseph SkinnerSamuel PhillipsJohn MycallNicholas PikeTristram DaltonJohn FiskStephen HigginsonBenjamin SurreyCotton Tufts
Final Result: [1][2]12611100734564356162122565343311715875211111
District of One12611100734564356162122565343311715875211111
Essex County1137375520524---2031----52-1-1-
Town of Amesbury-40------------------1-
Town of Andover3261342-----------------
Town of Beverly-44-12------------------
Town of Boxford-21--------------------
Town of Bradford-20---4----------------
Town of Danvers-230--------------------
Town of Gloucester144534------------------
Town of Haverhill-191-------------------
Town of Ipswich423-23------------------
Town of Lynn-108-------------------
District of Lynnfield-26--------------------
Town of Manchester-2--------------------
Town of Marblehead88--63------------------
Town of Metheun-19--------------------
Town of Middleton-33--------------------
Town of Newbury-1566------11-----------
Town of Newburyport9151713------20----52-----
Town of Rowley-22--------------------
Town of Salem867549--------------1---
Town of Salisbury-35--------------------
Town of Topsfield-11-1------------------
Town of Wenham-15--------------------
Middlesex County322308156107148157122254522-17158--------
Town of Acton----34--------8--------
Town of Ashby1-------29-------------
Town of Bedford----179----------------
Town of Billerica127---4----------------
District of Boxboro--------15-------------
Town of Cambridge531613------------------
District of Carlisle---------21------------
Town of Charlestown882311------------------
Town of Chelmsford-1016-82----------------
Town of Concord12-337210----------------
Town of Dracut-----51------15---------
Town of Dunstable1----23----------------
Town of East Sudbury112-511----------------
Town of Framingham--33-1-----------------
Town of Groton----3222----13----------
Town of Holliston-22--------------------
Town of Hopkinton-334-2-----------------
Town of Lexington333--5-----------------
Town of Lincoln------21---------------
Town of Littleton------34---------------
Town of Malden66-12------------------
Town of Marlborough335-2------------------
Town of Medford[3]13-19-------------------
Town of Natick----15-----------------
Town of Newton2113636-----------------
Town of Pepperell----10--21---4----------
Town of Reading3511----4--------------
Town of Sherborn2-163------------------
Town of Shirley128--------------------
Town of Stoneham-23--------------------
Town of Stow-----22--11------------
Town of Sudbury-28--------------------
Town of Tewksbury78---24----------------
Town of Townsend----35-----------------
District of Tyngsborough--153------------------
Town of Waltham23---------------------
Town of Watertown19--1------------------
Town of Westford435--2-----------------
Town of Weston--34-3-----------------
Town of Wilmington-1----45---------------
Town of Woburn---1749----------------
Suffolk County826555232522061-3181----7--1-1-1
Town of Bellingham-------31--------------
Town of Boston63533631782--------------1--
Town of Braintree18-8-7-----------------
Town of Brookline----26-----------------
Town of Chelsea---211-----------------
Town of Cohasset---20------------------
Town of Dedham28---3-----------------
Town of Dorchester30-57-------------------
District of Dover11-7-4-----------------
Town of Foxborough----23---------7-------
Town of Franklin34013-------------------
Town of Hingham--113-1----------------
Town of Hull[4]----------------------
Town of Medfield1-4115------------1----
Town of Medway----12-----------------
Town of Milton--30-------------------
Town of Needham18---------------------
Town of Quincy1-1-26----------------1
Town of Roxbury18-14436-----------------
Town of Sharon----32-----------------
Town of Stoughton41---------------------
Town of Walpole2-18-15---8-------------
Town of Weymouth15-1-------------------
Town of Wrentham5126154----1------------


[1]"The Massachusetts law provided for a complex method of voting. The voters of Districts One and Two each could vote for four candidates, but the votes had to be distributed as follows: one vote for a candidate from each of the three counties in the district and one additional vote for any candidate from any part of the district. In the Third District each voter had two votes; one had to be cast for a candidate from Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket counties and the other for a candidate from Bristol and Plymouth. In addition all voters in the above three districts cast one additional vote for any candidate from anywhere in the three districts, listed in the returns as at-large. Voters of the Fourth District had three votes, one for a candidate from York, another from Cumberland and the other from any of the remaining counties of this district." Dubin, Michael J. United States Congressional Elections, 1788-1997: The Official Results of the Elections of the 1st through 105th Congresses. Jefferson, NC: McFarland and Company, 1998. 9.
[2]Massachusetts law required a majority to elect for the U.S. House of Representatives. The original election was held on November 2, 1792. A 3rd Trial would be held on April 1, 1793.
[3]Benjamin Austin, Jr. received 1 vote as Benjamin Austin.
[4]There were no votes recorded in Hull.


Original Election Returns. Massachusetts State Archives, Boston.
Columbian Centinel (Boston, MA). January 16, 1793.
The Eastern Herald (Portland, ME). February 28, 1793.
Dubin, Michael J. United States Congressional Elections, 1788-1997: The Official Results of the Elections of the 1st through 105th Congresses. Jefferson, NC: McFarland and Company, 1998. 9.
A Volume of Records Relating to the Early History of Boston Containing Boston Town Records. 1784 to 1796. Boston: Municipal Printing Office, 1903. 316.

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