Georgia 1806 U.S. House of Representatives, Special

Office:
U.S. House of Representatives (Federal)
Title:
U.S. Congressman
Jurisdiction:
Federal
Label:
Georgia 1806 U.S. House of Representatives, Special
Date:
1806
State:
Georgia
Type:
Special
Iteration:
First Ballot
Office/Role:
U.S. House of Representatives/U.S. Congressman
Candidates:
Dennis Smelt, George M. Troup, Buckner Harris, Simons
Candidates: Dennis Smelt[1]George M. TroupBuckner HarrisSimons
Affiliation:
Final Result: [2][3]240119732541
Baldwin County[4]1839--
Bryan County145--
Bulloch County[5]147--
Burke County88131--
Camden County[6]----
Chatham County81601-
Clark County[7][8]4724613-
Columbia County[9]11821--
Effingham County-22--
Elbert County130977-
Franklin County[10]153393-
Glynn County[11]----
Greene County[12]3669113-
Hancock County86151--
Jackson County32253205-
Jefferson County[13]61502-
Liberty County619--
Lincoln County23133--
McIntosh County334--
Montgomery County[14]----
Oglethorpe County[15]691462-
Richmond County187451-
Scriven County[16]2129--
Tattnall County939--
Warren County[17]29851--
Washington County[18]121122-
Wayne County-22--
Wilkes County2945151

Notes:

[1]Elected.
[2]"To fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Joseph Bryan."
[3]"By a gentleman from Louisville we learn that Doctor Smelt is declared duly elected, by a majority of two votes. It seems that on account of an illegal return from Clarke, 426 votes majority, which the Doctor had in that county, are left out of the calculation." Augusta Chronicle (Augusta, GA). September 27, 1806.
[4]The Augusta Chronicle (Augusta, GA) lists George M. Troup with 36 votes.
[5]The Augusta Chronicle (Augusta, GA) lists George M. Troup with 60 votes.
[6]None of the sources show any returns for Camden County.
[7]The votes from Clark County were declared illegal. This left Dennis Smelt as the winner of the election by only 2 votes instead of 428 votes, since 426 of his majority votes came from Clark County.
[8]Clark County is also known as Clarke County.
[9]The Augusta Chronicle (Augusta, GA) lists Dennis Smelt with 109 votes and George M. Troup with 19 votes.
[10]The Augusta Chronicle (Augusta, GA) lists Dennis Smelt with 190 votes, George M. Troup with 3 votes, and Buckner Harris with 0 votes.
[11]None of the sources show any returns for Glynn County.
[12]The Augusta Chronicle (Augusta, GA) lists George M. Troup with 61 votes.
[13]The Augusta Chronicle (Augusta, GA) lists Dennis Smelt with 7 votes and George M. Troup with 155 votes.
[14]None of the sources show any returns for Montgomery County.
[15]The Augusta Chronicle (Augusta, GA) lists Dennis Smelt with 63 votes and George M. Troup with 138 votes.
[16]Scriven County is also known as Screven County.
[17]The Augusta Chronicle (Augusta, GA) lists Dennis Smelt with 290 votes.
[18]The Augusta Chronicle (Augusta, GA) lists Buckner Harris with 0 votes.

References:

Original Election Returns.
Augusta Chronicle (Augusta, GA). September 6, 1806.
Farmer's Gazette (Sparta, GA). September 6, 1806.
Augusta Chronicle (Augusta, GA). September 13, 1806.
Augusta Chronicle (Augusta, GA). September 27, 1806.

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handwritten notes
Phil's original notebook pages that were used to compile this election. These notes are considered a draft of the electronic version. Therefore, the numbers may not match. To verify numbers you will need to check the original sources cited. Some original source material is available at the American Antiquarian Society).
handwritten notes
Phil's original notebook pages that were used to compile this election. These notes are considered a draft of the electronic version. Therefore, the numbers may not match. To verify numbers you will need to check the original sources cited. Some original source material is available at the American Antiquarian Society).

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