Massachusetts 1791 U.S. House of Representatives, District 8, Ballot 4

U.S. House of Representatives (Federal)
U.S. Congressman
Massachusetts 1791 U.S. House of Representatives, District 8, Ballot 4
Fourth Ballot
U.S. House of Representatives/U.S. Congressman
George Thacher, William Lithgow, Jr., Nathaniel Wells, Josiah Thacher, John Gardner, Henry Dearborn, David Mitchell, Joshua B. Osgood, Dummer Sewall, Robert Dyer, George Lewis, William Wedgery
Candidates: George Thacher[1]William Lithgow, Jr.Nathaniel WellsJosiah ThacherJohn GardnerHenry DearbornDavid MitchellJoshua B. OsgoodDummer SewallRobert DyerGeorge LewisWilliam Wedgery
Final Result: [2][3]27382178347262221422111
District of Eight27382178347262221422111
Cumberland County963494821--4-2111
Town of Bakerstown[4]------------
Town of Bridgetown411----------
Town of Brunswick3559-1--4-----
Town of Cape Elizabeth1559-------1--
Town of Durham39-----------
Town of Falmouth162132---------
Town of Freeport4835----------
Town of Gorham1227-20------1-
Town of Gray274----------
Town of Harpswell2954----------
Town of New Gloucester[5]8111------2---
Town of North Yarmouth[6]13342---------
Town of Otisfield19-----------
Town of Portland501704---------
Town of Raymondstown[7]------------
Town of Scarboro[8]5540----------
Town of Shepardston23----------1
Town of Standish559----------
Town of Turner218----------
Town of Windham64-----------
Hancock County355157----------
Town of Belfast20-----------
Town of Blue Hill22-----------
Town of Cambden-32----------
Town of Deer Isle4120----------
Town of Frankfurt1435----------
Town of Goldsboro38-----------
Town of Islesborough20-----------
Town of Mount Desert33-----------
Town of Orrington24-----------
Town of Penobscot6634----------
Town of Sedgwick14-----------
Town of Sullivan42-----------
Town of Trenton[9]------------
Town of Vinalhaven436----------
Plantation No. 632-----------
Lincoln County4371364-5121------
Town of Ballstown175----------
Town of Bath1159----------
Town of Boothbay542----------
Town of Bowdoin41-----------
Town of Bowdoinham-19----------
Town of Bristol2060----------
Town of Canaan78-5--------
Town of Cushing39-----------
Town of Edgecomb1941----------
Town of Fairfield-14----------
Town of Georgetown-221----------
Town of Greene-37----------
Town of Hallowell15119----------
Town of Hancock822----------
Town of Lewiston[10]------------
Town of New Castle1457----------
Town of Nobleboro-37----------
Town of Norridgewock-31----------
Town of Pittston-71----------
Town of Pownalboro[11]2954----------
Town of Readfield3512----------
Town of Thomaston145----------
Town of Topsham3337----------
Town of Union-24----------
Town of Vassalboro3279---3------
Town of Waldoboro-75----------
Town of Wales361---18------
Town of Warren1217----------
Town of Winslow1736--1-------
Town of Winthrop4024----------
Town of Woolwich2247----------
Washington County9245----------
Town of Machias4345----------
Plantation No. 517-----------
Plantation No. 2217-----------
York County891118339-21--2----
Town of Arundel13-28-12-------
Town of Berwick596----------
Town of Biddeford661----------
Town of Brownfield21-----------
Town of Buxton1104----------
Town of Coxhall34-26---------
Town of Francisboro[12]------------
Town of Fryburgh51-----------
Town of Kittery55112---------
Town of Lebanon94-----------
Town of Limerick42-----------
Town of Little Ossipee232----------
Town of Littlefalls27-2---------
Town of Parsonsfield5627----------
Town of Pepperrelboro22412-5-------
Town of Sanford56-47---------
Town of Shapleigh[13]1026----------
Town of Washington[14]------------
Town of Waterboro11-1-4-------
Town of Wells4-209----2----
Town of York66-12---------


[2]Massachusetts law required a majority to elect for the U.S. House of Representatives. The original election was held on October 4, 1790 with a 2nd Trial on November 26, 1790 and a 3rd Trial on January 25, 1791.
[3]"5343 No. of Voters, 2672 majority." Original Election Returns.
[4]There were no votes recorded in Bakerstown.
[5]William Lithgow, Jr. received 11 votes as William Lithgow.
[6]William Lithgow, Jr. received 4 votes as William Lithgow.
[7]There were no votes recorded in Raymondstown.
[8]William Lithgow, Jr. received 1 vote as William Lithgow.
[9]There were no votes recorded in Trenton.
[10]There were no votes recorded in Lewiston.
[11]William Lithgow, Jr. received 1 vote as William Lithgow.
[12]There were no votes recorded in Francisboro.
[13]William Lithgow, Jr. received 1 vote as William Lithgow.
[14]There were no votes recorded in Washington.


Original Election Returns. Massachusetts State Archives, Boston.
Cumberland Gazette (Portland, ME). April 11, 1791.
Cumberland Gazette (Portland, ME). April 18, 1791.

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