Pennsylvania 1806 House of Representatives, Luzerne County

Office:
House of Representatives (State)
Title:
State Representative
Jurisdiction:
State
Label:
Pennsylvania 1806 House of Representatives, Luzerne County
Date:
1806
State:
Pennsylvania
Type:
General
Iteration:
First Ballot
Office/Role:
House of Representatives/State Representative
Candidates:
Rosewell Wells, Moses Coolbaugh, Nathan Beach, Justus Gaylord, Jr., John Jenkins, Justus Gaylord, Thomas Parke
Candidates: Rosewell Wells[1]Moses Coolbaugh[2]Nathan BeachJustus Gaylord, Jr.John JenkinsJustus GaylordThomas Parke
Affiliation:FederalistConstitutionalistFederalistConstitutionalistRepublican
Final Result: [3][4]4943643593331683838
Luzerne County4943643593331683838
Braintrim431131--15-
Exeter323-2015--
Huntington56246131---
Kingston2753933584-
Nicholson21-19-3--
Pittston30-1522388-
Rush[5]94624633-
Salem85185--1-
Tunkhannock35529--1-
Wilkes-Barre119388462-1-
Willingborough50-24431--
Wyalusing1049-4912--
Wysox6114-668538

Notes:

[1]Elected.
[2]Elected.
[3]"N.B. Mr. Thomas Parke received 38 votes at Wysox, for a Representative, it not having been understood until some votes had been given, that he declined running at that time." The Luzerne Federalist: and Susquehannah Intelligencer (Wilkes-Barre, PA). October 24, 1806.
[4]"The Duanites claim a member in the next Legislature from this county. If all their calculations are as false as this, they are, as usual, very far from the truth.--Mr. Welles was elected as one of the members [of the Assembly] from this county--but some doubt existed whether Mr. Coolbaugh or Mr. Gaylord, would be the other member. At the election there were given for Mr. Coolbaugh 364 votes, for J. Gaylord, Jr. 333, and for J. Gaylord 38, [for a total of 371 votes]. So that if the 38 votes given for J. Gaylord are counted for J. Gaylord, junior, he will be elected. Some of those who voted for J. Gaylord without the junior are said to have since declared that they did not intend them for the young man; but this does not seem very probable, For no good citizen, who truly values the sacred right of suffrage, would sport with so high a privilege, and throw away his vote. If any freeman was opposed to Mr. Gaylord they would, it is presumed, have voted for one of the opposing candidates. Their votes would then have had some effect in excluding him;--but when given to his father, they were perfectly negative, neither benefitting nor injuring his election. But it is hardly worth our while to examine the matter when we do not know that Mr. Gaylord means to contest the election. Perhaps he has determined not to put the state to the cost and trouble of an investigation. Mr. Gaylord has been thro' town twice since the election, and we have not heard that he intends to opppose Mr. Coolbaugh's taking his seat. As to the politics of these Gentlemen, they are the same. They are both the firm and undeviating friends of our constitution, and are both decidedly opposed to the mad schemes of Duane and his follorwers. Mr. Coolbaugh was one of the earliest to express his disapprobation of the attempt to alter the constitution, and when the election came on, was a supporter of Mr. McKean." The Luzerne Federalist: and Susquehannah Intelligencer (Wilkes-Barre, PA). November 21, 1806.
[5]Rush is also known as Rindaw township.

References:

The Luzerne Federalist: and Susquehannah Intelligencer (Wilkes-Barre, PA). October 24, 1806.
Northampton Farmer and Easton Weekly Advertiser (Easton, PA). October 25, 1806.
The True American and Commercial Advertiser (Philadelphia, PA). October 28, 1806.
The Commonwealth (Pittsburgh, PA). November 5, 1806.
The Luzerne Federalist: and Susquehannah Intelligencer (Wilkes-Barre, PA). Novemeber 21, 1806.

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Phil's original notebook pages that were used to compile this election. These notes are considered a draft of the electronic version. Therefore, the numbers may not match. To verify numbers you will need to check the original sources cited. Some original source material is available at the American Antiquarian Society).

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