Vermont 1794 U.S. House of Representatives, District 1

Office:
U.S. House of Representatives (Federal)
Title:
U.S. Congressman
Jurisdiction:
Federal
Label:
Vermont 1794 U.S. House of Representatives, Western District
Date:
1794
State:
Vermont
Type:
General
Iteration:
First Ballot
Office/Role:
U.S. House of Representatives/U.S. Congressman
Candidates:
Matthew Lyon, Israel Smith, Isaac Tichenor, Gideon Olin, Noah Smith, Jonathan Robinson, Enoch Woodbridge, Samuel Williams, Jonas Galusha, Ebenezer Marvin, William C. Harrington, John Strong, Nathaniel Chipman, Jonas Safford, Samuel Hitchcock, Samuel Mattocks, Ira Allen, Samuel Safford, Martin Chittenden, Nathaniel Chittenden, R. Hopkins
Candidates: Matthew LyonIsrael SmithIsaac TichenorGideon OlinNoah SmithJonathan RobinsonEnoch WoodbridgeSamuel WilliamsJonas GalushaEbenezer MarvinWilliam C. HarringtonJohn StrongNathaniel ChipmanJonas SaffordSamuel HitchcockSamuel MattocksIra AllenSamuel SaffordMartin ChittendenNathaniel ChittendenR. Hopkins
Affiliation:FederalistFederalistFederalist
Final Result: [1][2][3]10798522562243832252418181211875533111
District of Western10798522562243832252418181211875533111
Addison County---------------------
Town of Addison108-5-------11---------
Town of Bridport197191---6----1--------
Town of Bristol2-112-----------------
Town of Cornwall341631----2--------2---
Town of Ferrisburgh27117---2-18----------1
Town of Panton3182------------------
Town of Shoreham24911----------2------
City of Vergennes-31----19--------------
Bennington County---------------------
Town of Bennington797161----------1------
Town of Readsboro-12-------------------
Town of Shaftsbury1129------1------------
Chittenden County---------------------
Town of Burlington477-1-----2--------1-
Town of Essex29--36-------7--------
Town of Isle La Motte--9------------------
Town of Jericho1441-1---11-----1------
Town of Shelburne40------5--3------1---
Rutland County---------------------
Town of Benson8141------------------
Town of Pittsford4-537----1------------
Town of Shrewsbury342-2---1-------------

Notes:

[1]Vermont law required a majority to elect for the U.S. House of Representatives. A second ballot would be held on February 10, 1795.
[2]"Whereas it appears by the returns of the several County Clerks of the Western District, that no Person has obtained a majority of all the Votes of the Freeman in said District, to represent this State in the Congress of the United States. . . You are therefore hereby directed to warn all the Freemen of your respective Towns to meet at the usual places of holding Freemens' meetings, on the second Tuesday of February next, at two o' clock P.M. for the purpose of choosing a person to represent this State in Congress." The Rutland Herald: Or, Vermont Mercury (Rutland, VT). January 12, 1795.
[3]The Official Certified Vote lists Noah Smith with 22 votes, Ebenezer Marvin with 15 votes, Nathaniel Chipman with 3 votes and no votes for Nathaniel Chittenden and R. Hopkins but the town totals add up to 38 votes for Smith, 18 votes for Marvin, 8 votes for Chipman and 1 vote each for Chittenden and Hopkins.

References:

Addison Town Records.
Bennington Town Records
Benson Town Records
Bridport Town Records.
Bristol Town Records.
Burlington Town Records.
Cornwall Town Records.
Essex Town Records.
Ferrisburgh Town Records.
Isle La Motte Town Records.
Jericho Town Records.
Panton Town Records.
Pittsford Town Records
Readsboro Town Records.
Shaftsbury Town Records.
Shelburne Town Records.
Shoreham Town Records.
Shrewsbury Town Records.
Vergennes Town Records.
The Rutland Herald: Or, Vermont Mercury (Rutland, VT). January 12, 1795.
The Eagle or Dartmouth Centinel (Hanover, NH). January 19, 1795.
Spooner's Vermont Journal (Windsor, VT). January 19, 1795.

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