Pennsylvania 1806 House of Representatives, Adams County

House of Representatives (State)
State Representative
Pennsylvania 1806 House of Representatives, Adams County
First Ballot
House of Representatives/State Representative
Walter Smith, Andrew Shriver, Henry Hoke, William Cooper
Candidates: Walter Smith[1]Andrew Shriver[2]Henry HokeWilliam Cooper
Final Result: [3]15921577146135
Adams County15921577146135
District of One5705604838
District of Two33233132
District of Three3002993231
District of Four2282262424
District of Five1621613940


[3]"The following is the correct return of the election of this county-- Districts. 1st. 2d. 3d. 4th. 5th. Tot: Congress... Assembly... Coroner... Sheriff... Commissioner.... And it will also be seen, by the above statement, that Adams county still perseveres in her 'steady habits,' and that democracy gradually advances backwards. -- In fact, we cannot perceive how the democrats (republicans they call themselves) can hope to gain the ascendency when they nominate such men as William Cooper, for the Assembly, and John Miley, ESQUIRE, for Commissioner -- What little talents belong to the party have uniformly been kept in the back ground. And for this there is a very obvious reason--perhaps there is not a county in the state, where the leaders of the democratic party so justly and cordially despise each other, and hate and are hated by their followers, as they are in this county. From hence arises the necessity of their supporting ignoramuses for office, or suffering a total dissolution of the faction." The Centinel (Gettysburg, PA). October 22, 1806.


Original Election Returns. Pennsylvania State Archives, Harrisburg.
The Centinel (Gettysburg, PA). October 18, 1806.
The Centinel (Gettysburg, PA). October 22, 1806.
The Commonwealth (Pittsburgh, PA). November 5, 1806.

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