North Carolina 1825 U.S. House of Representatives, District 4

Office:
U.S. House of Representatives (Federal)
Title:
U.S. Congressman
Jurisdiction:
Federal
Label:
North Carolina 1825 U.S. House of Representatives, District 4
Date:
1825
State:
North Carolina
Type:
General
Iteration:
First Ballot
Office/Role:
U.S. House of Representatives/U.S. Congressman
Candidates:
John H. Bryan, Richard D. Spaight
Candidates: John H. Bryan[1]Richard D. Spaight
Affiliation:Anti-CaucusCaucus
Final Result: [2][3]24882392
District of Four24882392
Carteret County[4]468254
Craven County319674
Greene County278146
Johnston County449389
Jones County[5]237159
Lenoir County166306
Wayne County571464

Notes:

[1]Elected.
[2]"The case of John H. Bryan's election to Congress from the New Bern district, over the former member Mr. Spaight, is one without parallel in this state. For some time previous to, and during, the election, Mr. Bryan was absent from home, in the State of New-York. One portion of his friends brought his name forward for Congress, and another for state senate, without consulting him, and without his knowledge: and, unprecedented as it is, he was elected to both stations. He will doubtless resign his situation as senator, and accept of a seat in Congress." Western Carolinian (Salisbury, NC). September 6, 1825.
[3]The Nashville Whig (Nashville, TN) lists John H. Bryan with a majority of 94 votes.
[4]A letter from James Manney to John H. Bryan in the William Shepard Bryan Papers lists John H. Bryan with a majority of 216 votes.
[5]A letter from James Manney to John H. Bryan in the William Shepard Bryan Papers lists John H. Bryan with a majority of 77 votes.

References:

Legislative Papers. Original Election Certificate. State Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh.
William Shepard Bryan Papers. #3481. Box 1. Folder 1.
Carolina Observer (Fayetteville, NC). August 18, 1825.
Carolina Observer (Fayetteville, NC). September 1, 1825.
The Star, and North-Carolina State Gazette (Raleigh, NC). September 2, 1825.
Western Carolinian (Salisbury, NC). September 6, 1825.
The Nashville Whig (Nashville, TN). September 17, 1825.
Republican Star, or, General Advertiser (Easton, MD). October 18, 1825.
Hinshaw, Seth Beeson, ed. North Carolina Election Returns 1790-1866: Covering the Races for President, Governor and U.S. House. 1992. State Library of North Carolina, Raleigh.

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