"Mr. Joseph H Hawkins, late Speaker of the H. of R. of this state, is elected to congress from this district, in place of Mr. H. Clay, resigned ... 142 majority for Hawkins." Kentucky Gazette (Lexington, KY). March 7, 1814.
Henry Clay was re-elected in 1812 [13th Congress]. In early 1814 he is appointed Minister, or Envoy to Great Britain and resigned his Congressional seat on January 19, 1814 and there was a special election in February 1814 to pick his replacement.
"I was at Lexington during the election. I never witnessed so much anxiety and exertion. Hawkins was elected by a majority of 120 votes." Robert P. Letcher to Norborne B. Beall. Dated Lancaster March 4, 1814.
The March 5 Reporter lists George Trotter's votes as 957.
Robert P. Letcher to Norborne B. Beall. March 4, 1814.
The Reporter (Lexington, KY). March 5, 1814.
Kentucky Gazette (Lexington, KY). March 7, 1814.
The Alexandria Herald (Alexandria, VA). March 25, 1814.
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