Pennsylvania 1805 U.S. House of Representatives, District 11, Special

Office:
U.S. House of Representatives (Federal)
Title:
U.S. Congressman
Jurisdiction:
Federal
Label:
Pennsylvania 1805 U.S. House of Representatives, District 11, Special
Date:
1805
State:
Pennsylvania
Type:
Special
Iteration:
First Ballot
Office/Role:
U.S. House of Representatives/U.S. Congressman
Candidates:
Samuel Smith, James O'Hara, Nathaniel Irish
Candidates: Samuel Smith[1]James O'HaraNathaniel Irish
Affiliation:RepublicanFederalistConstitutionalist
Final Result: [2][3]33252264708
District of Eleven33252264708
Allegheny County[4][5]923998119
Deer16941
Elizabeth4011517
Fayette91966
McKeesport28718
Moon7554-
Ohio[6][7]5713-
Pine84493
Pitt761473
Pittsburgh10822214
Plumb62213
Reedsburg[8][9]916718
Robinson6427-
Saint Clair[10]1371076
Beaver County493274224
Butler County38420252
Crawford County4073433
Erie County38223918
Mercer County[11]504123186
French Creek5732
Mercer1074461
District of Neshanock, Mahoning, and Shenango851147
Mahoning---
Neshannock---
Shenango---
Pymatuning48122
District of Salem and West Salem70581
Salem---
West Salem---
Sandy Lake23-13
Slippery Rock64513
Wolf Creek[12]50127
Venango County[13]23285106

Notes:

[1]Elected.
[2]"In the room of John B. C. Lucas, resigned." Kline's Carlisle Weekly Gazette (Carlisle, PA). November 1, 1805.
[3]The returns listed here are higher than what are often reported for this district. The difference is accounted for by the votes from Wolf Creek in Mercer County. Officially, the votes were either rejected or not returned in time and not included in official vote totals. However, the votes are incuded in these totals in order to recount, as accurately as possible, the voters' intention in this election. Without including Wolf Creek, several sources list Samuel Smith with 3275 votes, James O'Hara with 2263 votes, and Nathaniel Irish with 681 votes.
[4]Allegheny County totals reported in sources remain consistent, with one exception. The Die Harrisburger Morgenrothe (Harrisburg, PA) from October 19 does not include votes from Fayette, Deer or McKeesport Townships.
[5]Even though the totals for Allegheny County do not vary (when all townships are listed in a source), sources report township variations of 1 to 7 votes for Ohio, Reedsburg and St. Clair Townships within the County.
[6]The Commonwealth (Pittsburgh, PA) from October 16 lists Samuel Smith with 50 votes in Ohio Township, however, it reports the same total for him as other sources report for Allegheny County (923).
[7]The Commonwealth (Pittsburgh, PA) from October 16 lists James O'Hara with 14 votes in Ohio Township, however, it reports the same total for him as other sources report for Allegheny County (998).
[8]Reedsburg is also known as Mifflin township.
[9]The Tree of Liberty (Pittsburgh, PA) from October 15 lists Samuel Smith with 97 votes in Reedsburg, however, it reports the same total as other sources report for Allegheny County (923).
[10]The Commonwealth (Pittsburgh, PA) from October 16 lists Samuel Smith with 130 votes in St. Clair, however, it reports the same total for him as other sources report in Allegheny County (923).
[11]Several sources report Samuel Smith with 454 votes, James O'Hara with 122 votes, and Nathaniel Irish with 159 votes. The vote total reported here includes the votes from Wolf Creek township.
[12]These votes were either rejected or not returned in time and were not included in official vote totals.
[13]The returns for Venango County include Warren County.

References:

Original Election Returns. Pennsylvania State Archives, Harrisburg.
Original Election Certificate. The National Archives, Washington, DC.
The Tree of Liberty (Pittsburgh, PA). October 15, 1805.
The Commonwealth (Pittsburgh, PA). October 16, 1805.
The Crawford Weekly Messenger (Meadville, PA). October 16, 1805.
The Commonwealth (Pittsburgh, PA). October 19, 1805.
Die Harrisburger Morgenrothe (Harrisburg, PA). October 19, 1805.
The Crawford Weekly Messenger (Meadville, PA). October 23, 1805.
The Freeman's Journal, and Philadelphia Daily Advertiser (Philadelphia, PA). October 23, 1805.
Aurora. General Advertiser (Philadelphia, PA). October 28, 1805.
Kline's Carlisle Weekly Gazette (Carlisle, PA). November 1, 1805.
Kline's Carlisle Weekly Gazette (Carlisle, PA). November 8, 1805.

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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).
handwritten notes
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).
handwritten notes
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).
handwritten notes
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).
handwritten notes
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).
handwritten notes
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).
handwritten notes
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).
handwritten notes
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).
handwritten notes
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).
handwritten notes
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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