Massachusetts 1792 U.S. House of Representatives, District 1, Candidate from Essex County

U.S. House of Representatives (Federal)
U.S. Congressman
Massachusetts 1792 U.S. House of Representatives, District 1, Candidate from Essex County
First Ballot
U.S. House of Representatives/U.S. Congressman
Benjamin Goodhue, Samuel Holten, Samuel Phillips, Theophilus Parsons, John Mycall, Stephen Cross, Nathan Dane, Haskell Derby, Azor Orne, Edward Pullen
Candidates: Benjamin Goodhue[1]Samuel HoltenSamuel PhillipsTheophilus ParsonsJohn MycallStephen CrossNathan DaneHaskell DerbyAzor OrneEdward Pullen
Final Result: [2][3]2778693317733111
District of One2778693317733111
Essex County58450-5733-1-
Town of Amesbury14---------
Town of Andover48---------
Town of Beverly144-5--3---
Town of Boxford16---------
Town of Bradford20---------
Town of Danvers740--------
Town of Gloucester27-------1-
Town of Haverhill30---------
Town of Ipswich53---------
Town of Lynn18---------
District of Lynnfield22---------
Town of Manchester12---------
Town of Marblehead26---------
Town of Metheun24---------
Town of Middleton75--------
Town of Newbury35---------
Town of Newburyport711--73----
Town of Rowley18---------
Town of Salem42---------
Town of Salisbury32---------
Town of Topsfield26---------
Town of Wenham22---------
Middlesex County939193310---1--
Town of Acton34---------
Town of Ashby19---------
Town of Bedford-19--------
Town of Billerica40---------
District of Boxboro--19-------
Town of Cambridge38---------
District of Carlisle---10------
Town of Charlestown79---------
Town of Chelmsford[4]----------
Town of Concord43---------
Town of Dracut37---------
Town of Dunstable16---------
Town of East Sudbury16---------
Town of Framingham16------1--
Town of Groton18---------
Town of Holliston21---------
Town of Hopkinton22---------
Town of Lexington38---------
Town of Lincoln23---------
Town of Littleton--14-------
Town of Malden22---------
Town of Marlborough37---------
Town of Medford16---------
Town of Natick16---------
Town of Newton27---------
Town of Pepperell30---------
Town of Reading33---------
Town of Sherborn22---------
Town of Shirley14---------
Town of Stoneham20---------
Town of Stow12---------
Town of Sudbury23---------
Town of Tewksbury26---------
Town of Townsend30---------
District of Tyngsborough10---------
Town of Waltham12---------
Town of Watertown24---------
Town of Westford27---------
Town of Weston23---------
Town of Wilmington32---------
Town of Woburn23---------
Suffolk County1255--2-----1
Town of Bellingham26---------
Town of Boston722--------1
Town of Braintree31---------
Town of Brookline9---------
Town of Chelsea8---------
Town of Cohasset11---------
Town of Dedham9---------
Town of Dorchester46---------
District of Dover15---------
Town of Foxborough[5]----------
Town of Franklin39---------
Town of Hingham21---------
Town of Hull12---------
Town of Medfield17---------
Town of Medway22---------
Town of Milton14---------
Town of Needham23---------
Town of Quincy27---------
Town of Roxbury45---------
Town of Sharon38---------
Town of Stoughton34---------
Town of Walpole33---------
Town of Weymouth20--2------
Town of Wrentham33---------


[2]"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.
[3]"For a representative for the County of Essex. Number of Voters, 2913. Make a choice, 1457. Hon. Benjamin Goodhue, Esq. has 2778 and is chosen." Columbian Centinel (Boston, MA). December 12, 1792.
[4]There were no votes recorded in Chelmsford.
[5]There were no votes recorded in Foxboro.


Original Election Returns. Massachusetts State Archives, Boston.
Boston Town Records. 310.
Brookline Town Records. 390.
Columbian Centinel (Boston, MA). December 12, 1792.
American Apollo (Boston, MA). December 14, 1792.
Bates, Samuel A. Records of the Town of Braintree: 1640 to 1793. Randolph, MA: Daniel H. Huxford, 1886. 618.
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.
Town of Weston, Records of the Town Clerk, 1804-1826. Boston: Alfred Mudge and Sons, 1894. 435-436.

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