Connecticut 1816 U.S. House of Representatives

Office:
U.S. House of Representatives (Federal)
Title:
U.S. Congressman
Jurisdiction:
Federal
Label:
Connecticut 1816 U.S. House of Representatives, Ballot 2
Date:
1816
State:
Connecticut
Type:
General
Iteration:
Second Ballot
Office/Role:
U.S. House of Representatives/U.S. Congressman
Candidates:
Sylvanus Backus, Samuel B. Sherwood, Charles Dennison, Timothy Pitkin, Jr., Thomas S. Williams, Jonathan O. Moseley, Uriel Holmes, Jr., Ebenezer Huntingdon, Lyman Law, Lewis B. Sturges, Epaphroditus Champion, Asa Bacon, Jr., Nathaniel Terry, Sylvester Gilbert, James Gould, John Davenport, Jr., Nathan Smith, Benjamin Talmadge
Candidates: Sylvanus Backus[1]Samuel B. Sherwood[2]Charles Dennison[3]Timothy Pitkin, Jr.[4]Thomas S. Williams[5]Jonathan O. Moseley[6]Uriel Holmes, Jr.[7]Ebenezer HuntingdonLyman LawLewis B. SturgesEpaphroditus ChampionAsa Bacon, Jr.Nathaniel TerrySylvester GilbertJames GouldJohn Davenport, Jr.Nathan SmithBenjamin Talmadge
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Final Result: [8][9]9591630162186189495248544667464744534375391337843078297467402414
Fairfield County------------------
Hartford County------------------
Town of Suffield[10]------------------
Litchfield County------------------
Town of Warren60461057-56-15654565101----
Middlesex County------------------
City of Middletown1236797103141437263667051641150----
New Haven County------------------
City of New Haven133121311657133148122120113220-----
New London County------------------
Tolland County------------------
Windham County------------------
Town of Killingly[11]------------------

Notes:

[1]Elected.
[2]Elected.
[3]Elected.
[4]Elected.
[5]Elected.
[6]Elected.
[7]Elected.
[8]The Connecticut Herald (New Haven, CT) lists Samuel B. Sherwood with 6305 votes, Charles Denison with 6818 votes, Timothy Pitkin, Jr. with 6187 votes, Thomas S. Williams with 4742 votes, Jonathan O. Moseley with 4834 votes, Epaphroditus Champion with 6919 votes and Asa Bacon, Jr. with 3781 votes.
[9]Sylvanus Backus would die in February of 1817. Charles Dennison would decline to serve.
[10]"The votes of the town of Suffield were rejected in consequence of the number being expressed in figures instead of words at length." Norwich Courier (Norwich, CT). October 23, 1816.
[11]"The votes of the town of Killingly were rejected in consequence of the presiding officer not having certified that a true copy of the original had been lodged in the town clerk's office." Norwich Courier (Norwich, CT). October 23, 1816.

References:

Original Election Certificate. State Archives, Connecticut State Library, Hartford.
Connecticut Herald (New Haven, CT). September 17, 1816.
Middlesex Gazette (Middletown, CT). September 19, 1816.
Columbian Register (New Haven, CT). October 19, 1816.
Connecticut Mirror (Hartford, CT). October 21, 1816.
American Mercury (Hartford, CT). October 22, 1816.
Connecticut Courant (Hartford, CT). October 22, 1816.
Connecticut Herald (New Haven, CT). October 22, 1816.
Connecticut Gazette (New London, CT). October 23, 1816.
Norwich Courier (Norwich, CT). October 23, 1816.
Virginia Patriot, and Richmond Daily Mercantile Advertiser (Richmond, VA). October 28, 1816.
Connecticut Journal (New Haven, CT). October 29, 1816.

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