Massachusetts 1808 State Senate, Cumberland and Oxford Counties

State Senate (State)
State Senator
Massachusetts 1808 State Senate, Cumberland and Oxford Counties
First Ballot
State Senate/State Senator
Lothrop Lewis, Ammi Ruhami Mitchell, James Means, Levi Hubbard, scattering
Candidates: Lothrop Lewis[1]Ammi Ruhami MitchellJames MeansLevi Hubbardscattering
Final Result: [2][3][4][5]305930412961295823
District of Cumberland and Oxford305930412961295823
Cumberland County267626582187218423
Town of Baldwin252599-
Town of Bridgeton68685858-
Town of Brunswick156156133133-
Town of Cape Elizabeth676780811
Town of Durham98988282-
Town of Falmouth124124327327-
Town of Freeport1571561251251
Town of Gorham25625345435
Town of Gray32301161162
Town of Harpswell70703030-
Town of Harrison171522211
Town of Minot85859595-
Town of New Gloucester79731341337
Town of North Yarmouth4034035757-
Town of Otisfield7570--5
Town of Pejepscot35354848-
Town of Poland30307070-
Town of Portland617617395395-
Town of Pownal47471313-
Town of Raymond33334949-
Town of Scarborough32331791791
Town of Standish60609393-
Thompson Pond Plantation-----
Town of Windham1101102727-
Oxford County383383774774-
Town of Buckfield31319696-
Town of Dixfield-----
Town of Hartford24245959-
Town of Hebron84844646-
Town of Jay35359090-
Town of Livermore3838107107-
Town of Norway61614747-
Town of Paris[6]6060110110-
Town of Rumford995151-
Town of Sumner21214444-
Town of Turner2020124124-


[2]"No. Voters, 5617. Make a choice, 2809." Governor's Council Records.
[3]Massachusetts law required a majority to elect. Ammi R. Mitchell would subsequently be elected by the Massachusetts General Court.
[4]The Hon. Lathrop Lewis Esq. had 2834 votes and is chosen. There is one vacancy in this District. 2791 votes are returned for the Hon. Levi Hubbard Esq. and he is one of the Candidates. 2678 votes are returned for Ammi Ruhami Mitchell, and 128 votes are returned for Ammi Mitchell; amounting if returned for Ammi R. Mitchell to 2806 votes, in which event, he is the other Candidate. If the Votes given for Ammi Mitchell are not considered as given for Ammi Ruhami Mitchell, then the Hon. James Means Esq. having 2786 votes, is the other Candidate. Which report being read it was Ordered that the same be recommitted; and to ascertain if there be any other citizens of the Counties of Cumberland and Oxford in the name of Ammi R. Mitchell, or of Ammi Mitchell, than Doctor Mitchell of North Yarmouth." Governor's Council Records. Ammi R. Mitchell would eventually be granted the votes and in the election in the Massachusetts General Court would be elected to the State Senate.
[5]The votes from Freeport and Pownal were rejected and the Federal votes in Sumner were not counted and apparently the votes from Dixfield were not returned.
[6]Both the Portland Gazette May 2, 1808 and Columbian Centinel. Massachusetts Federalist (Boston, MA) April 27, 1808 transposed the votes reported for Levi Hubbard and James Means as 101 votes, in the town of Paris, Oxford County.


Governor's Council Records. Massachusetts State Archives, Boston.
Newburyport Herald (Newburyport, MA). May 31, 1808.

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