Virginia 1796 U.S. Senate

Office:
U.S. Senate (Federal)
Title:
U.S. Senator
Jurisdiction:
Federal
Label:
Virginia 1796 U.S. Senate
Date:
1796
State:
Virginia
Type:
Legislative
Iteration:
First Ballot
Office/Role:
U.S. Senate/U.S. Senator
Candidates:
Stevens Thompson Mason, James Breckenridge
Candidates: Stevens Thompson Mason[1]James Breckenridge
Affiliation:RepublicanFederalist
Final Result: 11460
[2][3]11460

Notes:

[1]Elected.
[2]"On Tuesday the 29th ult. the General Assembly of Virginia re-elected as a Senator in Congress Stevens Thompson Mason ... by 114 votes against 60." The Virginia Argus (Richmond, VA). December 2, 1796
[3]"Stevens T. Mason, esquire, mentioned in our last to have been re-elected a senator in congress, appears, by a Richmond paper, to have been chosen by a majority of 60 votes." Federal Gazette and Baltimore Daily Advertiser (Baltimore, MD). December 12, 1796.

References:

The Virginia Argus (Richmond, VA). December 2, 1796.
Federal Gazette and Baltimore Daily Advertiser (Baltimore, MD). December 12, 1796.
Risjord, Norman K. Chesapeake Politics, 1781-1800. New York: Columbia University Press, 1978. 513.

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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).

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