New York 1809 Alderman, New York, Ward 8

Alderman (City)
New York 1809 Alderman, New York, Ward 8
New York
First Ballot
Joseph Watkins, Thurston Wood, Jasper Ward
Candidates: Joseph Watkins[1]Thurston WoodJasper Ward
Final Result: [2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]27724787
City of New York---
Ward Eight27724787


[2]There were three tickets put forward in wards 6, 7 and 8: the Federal, the Madisonian [Republican] and the Clintonian. The Public Advertiser (New York, NY) lists Clintonians in the 6th and 7th Wards as Quids, but does not list any Quids or Clintonians in the 8th Ward.
[3]The Geneva Gazette (Geneva, NY), December 13, and The Berkshire Reporter (Pittsfield, MA), December 6, use the name Jacob Watkins for Joseph Watkins.
[4]The Columbian (New York, NY) lists Thurston Wood as Clintonian.
[5]The New-York Spectator (New York, NY), November 30 and American Citizen (New York, NY), report 245 votes for Thurston Wood in Ward 8 and list him as Clintonian.
[6]"New York, Nov. 28 There was a trifling omission in the return of the late city election, published in this paper on Saturday. Mr. Ward the Madisonian candidate had 87 votes in the 8th ward. With this correction then it appears, that the whole number of federal votes in the city was 3928; whole number of democratic votes 3498; Leaving a clear federal majority of 430." The True American and Commercial Advertiser (Philadelphia, PA). November 30, 1809.
[7]Other than the mention of an ommission by The True American and Commercial Advertiser (Philadelphia, PA), November 30, only The Columbian (New York, NY) lists Jasper Ward as a candidate in Ward 8 and it identifies him as Madisonian.
[8]"In Saturday's Post, Mr. [illegible], stating the result of the election, omits [illegible] the third candidate in the 8th ward, and the number of votes he got. His views in this [illegible] must be inferred from his conduct, [illegible] intended to give a fair representation [illegible] of the ward, and of the two republicans in the three wards wherein they were divided, he ought to have published them, in his own style, as: ." The Columbian (New York, NY). November 27, 1809.
[9]"CHARTER ELECTION. THE result has been such as was to have been expected. If republicans will labor to destroy themselves, who will save them? ... We have carried the 5th and 10th wards--we have come within 5 votes of electing our candidate in the 4th ward. In the third we were united, and obtained our accustomed number. But in the sixth, seventh and eighth wards the republicans presented two tickets; and what is the consequence?--a total defeat. Let us make a reflection on this subject. One part of the republican body insisted on substituting new candidates in the place of the old, and others refused to abandon men whom they alledged deserved well of the party. Neither side would yield; and if accomodation was offered it was rejected, under the vain idea that they could do without each other. ... The ballot-box has shewn that neither section can succeed without the aid of the other. ... The federalists by our divisions have obtained a triumph even in our strong holds. ... One of the People." The Columbian (New York, NY). November 27, 1809.


New-York Evening Post (New York, NY). November 25, 1809.
American Citizen (New York, NY). November 27, 1809.
The Columbian (New York, NY). November 27, 1809.
Commercial Advertiser (New York, NY). November 27, 1809.
The Columbian (New York, NY). November 28, 1809.
New-York Herald (New York, NY). November 29, 1809.
Public Advertiser (New York, NY). November 29, 1809.
New-York Spectator (New York, NY). November 30, 1809.
The True American and Commercial Advertiser (Philadelphia, PA). November 30, 1809.
The Berkshire Reporter (Pittsfield, MA). December 6, 1809.
The Geneva Gazette (Geneva, NY). December 13, 1809.

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