"No candidate having a majority of the whole number of votes, a third ballot was taken--the result was this; For Jesse Bledsoe, 56, Stephen Ormsby, 51. Mr. Bledsoe having a majority of all the numbers present, was accordingly declared by the speaker duly elected." Kentucky Gazette (Lexington, KY). January 19, 1813.
"Jesse Bledsoe is chosen a senator of the United States, from the state of Kentucky, for six years from the fourth day of March next, in the place of Mr. Pope, whose term of service then expires. The state of the poll on the final ballot was as follows: For Jesse Bledsoe, 56, Stephen Ormsby, 51." Muskingum Messenger (Zanesville, OH). January 27, 1813.
Kentucky Gazette (Lexington, KY). January 19, 1813.
American Statesman (Lexington, KY). January 23, 1813.
The Alexandria Herald (Alexandria, VA). January 27, 1813.
Muskingum Messenger (Zanesville, OH). January 27, 1813.
Election of United States Senators by the General Assembly (typed manuscript). Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort.
These election records were released on 11 January 2012. Versions numbers are assigned by state. Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia are complete and are in Version 1.0. All other states are in a Beta version. For more information go to the about page.