Massachusetts 1788 Governor

Office:
Governor (State)
Title:
Governor
Jurisdiction:
State
Label:
Massachusetts 1788 Governor
Date:
1788
State:
Massachusetts
Type:
General
Iteration:
First Ballot
Office/Role:
Governor/Governor
Candidates:
John Hancock, Elbridge Gerry, James Bowdoin, James Warren, Benjamin Lincoln, Samuel Adams, Nathaniel Gorham, John Adams, Daniel Bimby, Charles Chauncey, Job Cushing, William Cushing, Solomon Freeman, Joseph Lefert, Nehemiah Pratt, James Sullivan, Artemas Ward, Abraham White, blank
Candidates: John Hancock[1]Elbridge GerryJames BowdoinJames WarrenBenjamin LincolnSamuel AdamsNathaniel GorhamJohn AdamsDaniel BimbyCharles ChaunceyJob CushingWilliam CushingSolomon FreemanJoseph LefertNehemiah PrattJames SullivanArtemas WardAbraham Whiteblank
Affiliation:FederalistAnti-FederalistFederalistFederalist
Final Result: [2]178564145102351632111111111112
Barnstable County334752-1--1-----------
Town of Barnstable3826--1--------------
Town of Chatham19------------------
Town of Eastham45------------------
Town of Falmouth4212-----------------
Town of Harwich46-1----------------
Town of Provincetown[3]-------------------
Town of Sandwich55371----1-----------
Town of Truro21------------------
Town of Wellfleet20------------------
Town of Yarmouth48------------------
Berkshire County92347131---------------
Town of Adams2422-----------------
Town of Alford[4]-------------------
Town of Becket22------------------
Town of Dalton115-----------------
Town of Egremont-30-----------------
Town of Great Barrington65------------------
Town of Hancock9-1----------------
Town of Lanesborough61------------------
Town of Lee4025-----------------
Town of Lenox3412-----------------
Town of Louden123-----------------
Town of Mount Washington[5]-------------------
District of New Ashford23------------------
Town of New Marlborough54------------------
Town of Partridgefield76------------------
Town of Pittsfield3957-----------------
Town of Richmond5737-----------------
Town of Sandisfield2958-----------------
Town of Sheffield113------------------
Town of Stockbridge75222----------------
Town of Tyringham2157-----------------
Town of Washington[6]-------------------
Town of West Stockbridge3411-----------------
Town of Williamstown9980-1---------------
Town of Windsor2622-----------------
Bristol County87586321----------1----
Town of Attleborough126841----------------
Town of Berkley493-----------------
Town of Dartmouth3119-----------------
Town of Dighton958-----------------
Town of Easton835-----------------
Town of Freetown[7]3818-----------------
Town of Mansfield4543-1---------------
Town of New Bedford11348-----------------
Town of Norton5239-----------------
Town of Raynham20-1----------------
Town of Rehoboth102263-----------------
Town of Swansea24128-----------------
Town of Taunton12575------------1----
Town of Westport75------------------
Cumberland County707207--1------------2
Town of Bakerstown[8]-------------------
Town of Bridgetown[9]-------------------
Town of Brunswick47------------------
Town of Cape Elizabeth58------------------
Town of Falmouth6618----------------2
Town of Gorham94------------------
Town of Gray19------------------
Town of Harpswell53------------------
Town of New Gloucester42------------------
Town of North Yarmouth104-3----------------
Town of Portland5322----------------
Town of Raymondston[10]-------------------
Town of Royalsboro[11]-------------------
Town of Scarboro114-1----------------
Town of Standish32-1--1-------------
Town of Turner[12]-------------------
Town of Windham25------------------
Dukes County91------------------
Town of Chilmark29------------------
Town of Edgartown36------------------
Town of Tisbury26------------------
Essex County22684812-2---1----------
Town of Amesbury3214-----------------
Town of Andover12589-----------------
Town of Beverly15517-----------------
Town of Boxford3129-----------------
Town of Bradford[13]-------------------
Town of Danvers3743-----------------
Town of Gloucester293------------------
Town of Haverhill1942--1--------------
Town of Ipswich10364-----------------
District of Lynnfield36------------------
Town of Lynn62------------------
Town of Manchester221-----------------
Town of Marblehead14513-----------------
Town of Methuen2737-----------------
Town of Middleton2323-----------------
Town of Newbury16167-----------------
Town of Newburyport27021----------------
Town of Rowley8151-----------------
Town of Salem32731----------------
Town of Salisbury793-----------------
Town of Topsfield5213--1---1----------
Town of Wenham1310-----------------
Hampshire County212989219203--1-----------
Town of Amherst27591----------------
Town of Ashfield433-----------------
Town of Belchertown5156-2---------------
Town of Bernardston20231----------------
Town of Blandford76------------------
Town of Brimfield62------------------
Town of Buckland152-----------------
Town of Charlemont28------------------
Town of Chester329-----------------
Town of Chesterfield465-----------------
Town of Colrain3311-----------------
Town of Conway4741--1--------------
Town of Cummington44------------------
Town of Deerfield388-----------------
District of Easthampton35-5----------------
Town of Goshen352-----------------
Town of Granby1714-----------------
Town of Granville3917-----------------
Town of Greenfield5831-----------------
Town of Greenwich3225-----------------
Town of Hadley73---1--------------
Town of Hatfield4863----1-----------
Town of Heath21------------------
Town of Holland[14]-------------------
Town of Leverett2024-----------------
District of Leyden818-17---------------
Town of Longmeadow60------------------
Town of Ludlow638-----------------
Town of Middlefield24------------------
Town of Monson5338--1--------------
Town of Montague25232----------------
Town of Montgomery26------------------
Town of New Salem1738-----------------
Town of Northfield45-2----------------
Town of Northampton13313-----------------
Town of Norwich426-----------------
District of Orange18-1----------------
Town of Palmer1725-----------------
Town of Pelham2832-----------------
District of Plainfield18------------------
Town of Rowe25-1----------------
Town of Shelburne98-1----------------
Town of Shutesbury443-----------------
Town of South Brimfield728-----------------
Town of South Hadley473-----------------
Town of Southampton63-1----------------
Town of Southwick2811-----------------
Town of Springfield936-1---------------
Town of Sunderland3611----------------
Town of Ware1531-----------------
Town of Warwick4359-----------------
Town of Wendell26------------------
Town of West Springfield43103-----------------
Town of Westfield4478-----------------
Town of Westhampton43------------------
Town of Whately175-----------------
Town of Wilbraham5829-----------------
Town of Williamsburg2629-----------------
Town of Worthington31------------------
Lincoln County778142-7---------------
Town of Balltown[15]-------------------
Town of Bath416-----------------
Town of Boothbay25--5---------------
Town of Bowdoin41------------------
Town of Bristol388-----------------
Town of Canaan[16]-------------------
Town of Edgecomb50------------------
Town of Georgetown66------------------
Town of Hallowell9423-1---------------
Town of Howardstown[17]-------------------
Town of Lewiston-10-----------------
Town of Machias77------------------
Town of Modencook[18]-------------------
Town of New Castle2150-1---------------
Town of Norridgewalk[19]-------------------
Town of Penobscot90------------------
Town of Pittston1214-----------------
Town of Pownalboro35------------------
Town of Saint George[20]-------------------
Town of Thomastown[21]-------------------
Town of Topsham40------------------
Town of Union[22]-------------------
Town of Vassalboro8625-----------------
Town of Waldoboro[23]-------------------
Town of Wales104-----------------
Town of Walpole[24]-------------------
Town of Warren23------------------
Town of Washington27------------------
Town of Winslow[25]-------------------
Town of Winthrop422-----------------
Town of Woolwich37------------------
Middlesex County256029251211------------
Town of Acton55------------------
Town of Ashby583-----------------
Town of Bedford43------------------
Town of Billerica8727-----------------
District of Boxboro30-----1------------
Town of Cambridge1431-----------------
District of Carlisle353-----------------
Town of Charlestown116----1-------------
Town of Chelmsford746-----------------
Town of Concord1149--1--------------
Town of Dracut725-----------------
Town of Dunstable294-----------------
Town of East Sudbury3122-----------------
Town of Framingham954-----------------
Town of Groton3256-----------------
Town of Holliston585-----------------
Town of Hopkinton71-2----------------
Town of Lexington563-----------------
Town of Lincoln48------------------
Town of Littleton50------------------
Town of Malden67------------------
Town of Marlborough104-1----------------
Town of Medford46------------------
Town of Natick25------------------
Town of Newton902-----------------
Town of Pepperell754-----------------
Town of Reading9823-----------------
Town of Sherborn74-1----------------
Town of Shirley521-----------------
Town of Stoneham251-----------------
Town of Stow76---1--------------
Town of Sudbury60------------------
Town of Tewksbury1633-----------------
Town of Townsend1544-----------------
Town of Waltham6751----------------
Town of Watertown765-----------------
Town of Westford6425-1---------------
Town of Weston80------------------
Town of Wilmington65------------------
Town of Woburn881-----------------
Nantucket County[26]-------------------
Plymouth County10681031732------1-1-----
Town of Abington99-6----------------
Town of Bridgewater189-5--------1-------
Town of Duxbury36-3----------------
Town of Halifax39------------------
Town of Hanover62------------1-----
Town of Kingston105------------------
Town of Marshfield32------------------
Town of Middleborough877132---------------
Town of Pembroke54------------------
Town of Plymouth9720-12--------------
Town of Plympton735-----------------
Town of Rochester95------------------
Town of Scituate657-----------------
Town of Wareham35------------------
Suffolk County28414823-3------------1-
Town of Bellingham323-----------------
Town of Boston142755----------------
Town of Braintree144------------------
Town of Brookline28------------------
Town of Chelsea19------------------
Town of Cohasset27------------------
Town of Dedham6311----------------
Town of Dorchester75-2-2--------------
District of Dover42------------------
Town of Foxborough40------------------
Town of Franklin902-----------------
Town of Hingham72-1-1--------------
Town of Hull[27]-------------------
Town of Medfield38-7----------------
Town of Medway64------------------
Town of Milton8631----------------
Town of Needham75------------------
Town of Roxbury132------------------
Town of Sharon52------------------
Town of Stoughton7927---------------1-
Town of Walpole5811----------------
Town of Weymouth70-4----------------
Town of Wrentham12861----------------
Worcester County2866708171311---1----11--
Town of Ashburnham2932-----------------
Town of Athal67------------------
Town of Barre8211----------------
District of Berlin26------------------
Town of Bolton49-1----------------
Town of Boylston4024-----------------
Town of Brookfield220--1---------------
Town of Charlton825-------------1---
Town of Douglas3021--------------1--
Town of Dudley782-----------------
Town of Fitchburg3912-----------------
Town of Gardner1116-----------------
Town of Gerry45-4----------------
Town of Grafton2653-----------------
Town of Hardwick741-----------------
Town of Harvard5815-----------------
Town of Holden5614----------------
Town of Hubbardston[28]-------------------
Town of Lancaster681---1-------------
Town of Leicester5524-----------------
Town of Leominster77------------------
Town of Lunenberg3652-----------------
Town of Mendon2750-----------------
Town of Milford64------------------
Town of New Braintree63-----1------------
Town of Northborough28------------------
Town of Northbridge2610-----------------
Town of Oakham419-----------------
Town of Oxford3347-----------------
Town of Paxton3041----------------
Town of Petersham7512-----------------
Town of Princeton1213-----------------
Town of Royalston84------------------
Town of Rutland4541--1--------------
Town of Shrewsbury7640--------1--------
Town of Southborough452--2--------------
Town of Spencer767-----------------
Town of Sterling70------------------
Town of Sturbridge881-----------------
Town of Sutton114391----------------
Town of Templeton68-4----------------
Town of Upton4824-----------------
Town of Uxbridge3639-----------------
Town of Ward547-----------------
Town of Westborough90------------------
Town of Western55------------------
Town of Westminster842-----------------
Town of Winchendon3434-----------------
Town of Worcester92371----------------
York County4165051-----1---------
Town of Arundel30------------------
Town of Berwick349-----------------
Town of Biddeford12------------------
Town of Brownfield12------------------
Town of Buxton26-1----------------
Town of Coxhall[29]-------------------
Town of Fryburgh26------------------
Town of Kittery56------------------
Town of Lebanon386-----------------
Town of Limerick8------------------
Town of Littlefalls[30]-------------------
Town of Parsonfield[31]-------------------
Town of Pepperrelboro30--1---------------
Town of Sandford24213----------------
Town of Shapleigh79-----------------
Town of Waterborough[32]-------------------
Town of Wells53------------------
Town of York6051------1---------

Notes:

[1]Elected.
[2]"The Commonwealth, on the subject of the federal Constitution, having been thrown into two large parties previous to the election, the friends to the Constitution endeavoured to unite their suffrages in favour of federal characters; and the anti-federalist in favour of those who were opposed to the Constitution, to sustain the great offices of government the present year. His Excellency, Mr. Hancock, as Governor, and the Hon. Mr. Lincoln by some, and the Hon. Mr. Adams by others as Lieutenant Governor, were, therefore elected by the federalist; and the Hon. Gerry as Governor and the Hon. Mr. Warren, as Lieutenant Governor by the anti-federalist." The New-Hampshire Spy (Portsmouth, NH). June 3, 1788.
[3]Provincetown was not listed in the Official Records.
[4]There were no votes recorded in Alford.
[5]There were no votes recorded in Mount Washington.
[6]There were no votes recorded in Washington.
[7]Freetown Town Records. 259 list 3 votes for Elbridge Gerry in Bristol County, Town of Freetown.
[8]There were no votes recorded in Bakerstown.
[9]There were no votes recorded in Bridgetown.
[10]There were no votes recorded in Raymondston.
[11]There were no votes recorded in Royalsboro.
[12]There were no votes recorded in Turner.
[13]According to The Essex Journal and New-Hampshire Packet (Newburyport, MA), all of the votes cast in the town of Bradford were for John Hancock.
[14]There were no votes recorded in Holland.
[15]There were no votes recorded in Balltown.
[16]There were no votes recorded in Canaan.
[17]There were no votes recorded in Howardstown.
[18]There were no votes recorded in Modencook.
[19]There were no votes recorded in Norridgewalk.
[20]There were no votes recorded in Saint George.
[21]There were no votes recorded in Thomastown.
[22]There were no votes recorded in Union.
[23]There were no votes recorded in Waldoboro.
[24]There were no votes recorded in Walpole.
[25]There were no votes recorded in Winslow.
[26]There were no votes recorded in Nantucket County.
[27]There were no votes recorded in Hull.
[28]There were no votes recorded in Hubbardston.
[29]There were no votes recorded in Coxhall.
[30]There were no votes recorded in Littlefalls.
[31]There were no votes recorded in Parsonfield.
[32]There were no votes recorded in Waterboro.

References:

Original Election Returns. Massachusetts State Archives, Boston.
Amherst Town Records. 111-112.
Bernardston Town Records. 31.
Blandford Town Records. Book Two. 110.
Braintree Town Records. 580-581.
Brookfield Town Records.
Brookline Town Records. 361.
Colrain Town Records. Book One. 233.
Falmouth Town Records. 318.
Freetown Town Records. 259.
Lee Town Records. 49.
Leyden Town Records. 27.
Oakham Town Records. 141-142.
Partridgefield Town Records. 61.
Paxton Town Records. Book One. 354.
Princeton Town Records.
South Hadley Town Records. 87.
Spencer Town Records.
Truro Town Records. 23.
Ware Town Records.
Warren Town Records. 222.
Worcester Town Records. 136-137.
The Massachusetts Gazette (Boston, MA). April 8, 1788.
The Salem Mercury (Salem, MA). April 8, 1788.
The Essex Journal and New-Hampshire Packet (Newburyport, MA). April 9, 1788.
The Hampshire Chronicle (Springfield, MA). April 9, 1788.
The Hampshire Gazette (Northampton, MA). April 9, 1788.
The Massachusetts Centinel (Boston, MA). April 9, 1788.
American Herald (Boston, MA). April 10, 1788.
The Independent Chronicle. And the Universal Advertiser (Boston, MA). April 10, 1788.
Thomas's Massachusetts Spy: Or, The Worcester Gazette (Worcester, MA). April 10, 1788.
The Massachusetts Gazette (Boston, MA). April 11, 1788.
The Boston Gazette, and the Country Journal (Boston, MA). April 14, 1788.
The Massachusetts Gazette (Boston, MA). April 15, 1788.
The Salem Mercury (Salem, MA). April 15, 1788.
The Essex Journal and New-Hampshire Packet (Newburyport, MA). April 16, 1788.
The Hampshire Chronicle (Springfield, MA). April 16, 1788.
The Hampshire Gazette (Northampton, MA). April 16, 1788.
Thomas's Massachusetts Spy: Or, The Worcester Gazette (Worcester, MA). April 16, 1788.
The Massachusetts Gazette (Boston, MA). April 18, 1788.
American Herald (Boston, MA). April 21, 1788.
The Massachusetts Gazette (Boston, MA). April 22, 1788.
The Hampshire Chronicle (Springfield, MA). April 23, 1788.
The Hampshire Gazette (Northampton, MA). April 23, 1788.
American Herald (Boston, MA). April 24, 1788.
Thomas's Massachusetts Spy: Or, The Worcester Gazette (Worcester, MA). April 24, 1788.
The Hampshire Chronicle (Springfield, MA). April 30, 1788.
The Massachusetts Centinel (Boston, MA). May 31, 1788.
The New-Hampshire Spy (Portsmouth, NH). June 3, 1788.
The Salem Mercury (Salem, MA). June 3, 1788.
Davis, Walter A., ed. The Old Records of the Town of Fitchburgh. Vol. 1. Fitchburg, MA: Sentinel Printing, 1898. 376.
Drisko, George W. Narrative of the Town of Machias. Machias, MA: Press of the Republican, 1904. 129.
Metcalf, John G. Annals of the Town of Mendon, from 1659 to 1880. Providence: E. L. Freeman, 1880.
North, James W. The History of Augusta. Augusta, ME: Clapp and Norton, 1870. 212.
Town of Weston: Records of the First Precinct, 1746-1754, and of the Town, 1754-1803. Boston: Alfred Mudge and Son, 1893. 394.
Vital Records of Limerick, Maine. Parsonsfield, ME: Ancient Landmark Society, 1989. 15.
A Volume of Records Relating to the Early History of Boston Containing Boston Town Records. 1784 to 1796. Boston: Municipal Printing Office, 1903. 169-170.
Watertown Records. Vol. 6. Newton, MA: Graphic Press, 1928. 386.

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