Vermont 1813 Lieutenant Governor

Lieutenant Governor (State)
Lieutenant Governor
Vermont 1813 Lieutenant Governor
First Ballot
Lieutenant Governor/Lieutenant Governor
Paul Brigham, William Chamberlain, scattering
Candidates: Paul BrighamWilliam Chamberlainscattering
Final Result: [1][2][3][4]1589315562958
Addison County1492161785
Town of Addison126586
Town of Bridport13712811
Town of Bristol86994
Town of Cornwall891077
Town of Ferrisburgh1068513
Town of Hancock36291
Town of Kingston2027-
Town of Leicester73211
Town of Lincoln25--
Town of Middlebury1202408
Town of Monkton401526
Town of New Haven1191546
Town of Panton7784
Town of Salisbury53914
Town of Shoreham1891043
Town of Starksborough20874
City of Vergennes[5]341352
Town of Warren2419-
Town of Weybridge56554
Town of Whiting62181
Bennington County1205933142
Town of Arlington4110527
Town of Bennington17419630
Town of Dorset96499
Town of Landgrove16211
Town of Manchester138765
Town of Peru23212
Town of Pownal1309515
Town of Readsboro2626-
Town of Rupert2073412
Town of Sandgate4211713
Town of Shaftsbury1967615
Town of Stamford34194
Town of Sunderland60254
Town of Winhall9533
Town of Woodford13202
Caledonia County922100949
Town of Barnet371406
Town of Burke52152
Town of Cabot[6]---
Town of Danville2421019
Town of Groton23354
Town of Hardwick56752
Town of Kirby27112
Town of Lyndon88587
Town of Peacham221562
Town of Ryegate49461
Town of Saint Johnsbury531243
Town of Sheffield30253
Town of Sutton554-
Town of Walden45292
Town of Waterford311432
Town of Wheelock84383
Town of Woodbury2891
Chittenden County[7]11031188101
Town of Bolton32--
Town of Burlington28522017
Town of Colchester---
Town of Charlotte94120-
Town of Essex92569
Town of Hinesburgh371363
Town of Huntington49311
Town of Jerico1338714
Town of Milton6112713
Town of Richmond92583
Town of Saint George217-
Town of Shelburne4811513
Town of Underhill561010
Town of Westford667213
Town of Williston561395
Essex County1602526
Town of Canaan2519-
Town of Concord42493
Town of Granby111-
Town of Guildhall1355-
Town of Limington512-
Town of Lunenburg28933
Town of Maidstone512-
Town of Minehead22--
Town of Newark191-
Franklin County956122575
Town of Bakersfield33981
Town of Belvidere1315-
Town of Berkshire51522
Town of Cambridge102599
Town of Enosburgh31523
Town of Fairfax6512311
Town of Fairfield451489
Town of Fletcher46352
Town of Georgia1411053
Town of Highgate331028
Town of Huntsburgh1841-
Town of Johnson64132
Town of Montgomery1024-
Town of Richford18361
Town of Saint Albans1121409
Town of Sheldon44782
Town of Sterling135-
Town of Swanton1179913
Grand Isle County12929716
Town of Alburgh131064
Town of Grand Isle24542
Town of North Hero24392
Town of South Hero48768
Town of Vineyard2022-
Jefferson County[8]92780137
Town of Barre203902
Town of Berlin861056
Town of Calais82264
Town of Duxbury27391
Town of Marshfield49471
Town of Middlesex31383
Town of Montpelier1671433
Town of Moretown30391
Town of Northfield56192
Town of Plainfield4930-
Town of Stowe58241
Town of Waitsfield251021
Town of Waterbury589812
Town of Worcester61-
Orange County17461351128
Town of Bradford747215
Town of Braintree95538
Town of Brookfield741485
Town of Chelsea1261163
Town of Corinth1011437
Town of Fairlee96446
Town of Newbury8912112
Town of Orange44425
Town of Randolph21616523
Town of Strafford2112712
Town of Thetford1121245
Town of Topsham66341
Town of Tunbridge1588216
Town of Vershire115391
Town of Washington62335
Town of Williamstown1071084
Orleans County43547828
Town of Barton33453
Town of Brownington436-
Town of Coventry20261
Town of Craftsbury44581
Town of Derby20673
Town of Duncansborough-17-
Town of Eden12242
Town of Elmore1271
Town of Glover37206
Town of Greensboro43453
Town of Holland86-
Town of Hyde Park1529-
Town of Irasburg47142
Town of Kellyvale2181
Town of Lutterloh1643
Town of Morgan1081
Town of Morristown6529-
Town of Navy38-
Town of Troy296-
Town of Westfield15111
Rutland County24771761119
Town of Benson1271369
Town of Brandon1071375
Town of Castleton8912012
Town of Chittenden26351
Town of Clarendon1254918
Town of Danby11368-
Town of Fairhaven105989
Town of Hubbardston86335
Town of Ira699-
Town of Middletown94914
Town of Mount Holly10312-
Town of Mount Tabor30101
Town of Orwell245663
Town of Parkerstown136-
Town of Pawlet19213612
Town of Philadelphia1914-
Town of Pittsfield38183
Town of Pittsford1529714
Town of Poultney1501059
Town of Rutland1402048
Town of Sherburne231-
Town of Shrewsbury90231
Town of Sudbury11119-
Town of Tinmouth34944
Town of Wallingford721451
Town of Wells12435-
Windham County1196269467
Town of Acton---
Town of Athens---
Town of Brattleboro31331-
Town of Brookline---
Town of Dover50713
Town of Dummerston65203-
Town of Grafton851179
Town of Guilford171919
Town of Halifax10315614
Town of Jamaica101351
Town of Londonderry65422
Town of Marlboro501075
Town of Newfane421712
Town of Putney572123
Town of Rockingham1341562
Town of Somerset1620-
Town of Stratton734-
Town of Townshend251942
Town of Vernon13831
Town of Wardsboro32157-
Town of Westminster1461948
Town of Wilmington211786
Town of Windham7342-
Windsor County31451956105
Town of Andover133348
Town of Baltimore---
Town of Barnard174794
Town of Bethel118493
Town of Bridgewater95494
Town of Cavendish212311
Town of Chester1991815
Town of Hartford1491506
Town of Hartland267783
Town of Ludlow95323
Town of Norwich1529214
Town of Plymouth66432
Town of Pomfret172163
Town of Reading11112211
Town of Rochester5279-
Town of Royalton103148-
Town of Sharon851095
Town of Springfield1781595
Town of Stockbridge8651
Town of Weathersfield1502325
Town of Windsor25219316
Town of Woodstock296756


[1]In order to be elected, a candidate had to receive a majority of votes cast. Neither Paul Brigham nor William Chamberlain received a majority in the 1813 election, so the choice was made by the state legislature. The legislature selected William Chamberlain, though he polled fewer votes than Paul Brigham.
[2]Bennington News-Letter (Bennington, VT), The Vermont Mirror (Middlebury, VT), The Washingtonian (Windsor, VT) and Poulson's American Daily Advertiser (Philadelphia, PA) report 15,557 votes for William Chamberlain.
[3]"Of course there is no choice of Governor or Lieutenant Governor, by the people." The Vermont Mirror (Middlebury, VT), October 20.
[4]"From the Rutland Vermont Herald (Rutland, VT). 'FROM OUR ATTENTIVE CORRESPONDENT. Montpelier, 24th. Oct. 1813. In my former letter, I stated to you some of the very extraordinary proceedings of the Federalists; I am now enabled to give some other facts equally astonishing. On Monday last, judge Smith, judge Crafts, and general Cahoon, presented a remonstrance to the Council, complaining of the doings of the Canvassing committee in rejecting the votes of Colchester, and claiming the seats in lieu of Painter, Dana and Fletcher. On this remonstrance the council sent a resolution to the house, requesting the two houses to meet in joint committee, to examine the doings of the canvassing committee. The house shrunk from the scrutiny, and refused to examine the doings of the canvassing commitee. The republicans having failed in every attempt to bring about an investigation of the corrupt proceedings of the canvassing committee, consented on Thursday last, to go into joint ballot for the choice of governor and lieut. governor. But here the most unaccountable occurance of all took place; governor Galusha presided, and the secretary of state was of course clerk of the joint meeting. Every member of both houses attended, consisting of 224 members. The secretary on counting the votes, declared, that there were but 223 votes give in, of which 112 were for Chittenden, and 111 for Galusha. The republicans being so well satisfied that there was mischief somewhere, immediately, drew up a certificate which was signed by 112 members, delcaring that they had voted for governor Galusha!!! Upon this the republicans grounded a remonstrance and motion, yesterday, to go, into another ballot; the members proposing to add the sanction of an oath to their certificate - which was stoutly opposed by the federalist; and whilst the question was debating, governor Chittenden appeared in the house, took his oath, and made a speech!!! On the ballot for lieut. governor, the votes were, for Brigham 112 - for Chamberlain 112. Another ballot took place; but one of the republicans being sick, had gone out in the interim, to his boarding house, and before he could return the votes were counted, and Chamberlain declared elected by a majority of one, to wit, one hundred and twelve to 111. There having been 112 votes given for Brigham, lieut governor is, of itself, strong presumptive evidence, that Galusha had the same number; of course no choice for governor." The Alexandria Herald (Alexandria, VA). November 17, 1813.
[5]The Official Results combines the totals for Vergennes and Waltham.
[6]For Cabot, the Original Election Returns has the following note: "no ballots enclosed, not counted."
[7]The returns for the town of Colchester were thrown out because it was felt that soldiers who were not Vermont freemen had been allowed to vote there. Without these votes, three Republican members of the Executive Council (precursor to the Senate) lost their seats to Federalists. This changed the makeup of the Council from 11-1 Republican to 8-4 Republican. Since the House Federalists held a four vote lead in the assembly (108-104), it deadlocked the joint assembly, which was charged with electing the governor and lieutenant governer in the absence of a majority.
[8]The original election returns list 796 votes for William Chamberlain in Jefferson County, though the town votes listed add up to 801.


Original Election Returns. Vermont State Archives, Middlesex.
The Vermont Mirror (Middlebury, VT). October 20, 1813.
The Washingtonian (Windsor, VT). October 25, 1813.
Bennington News-Letter (Bennington, VT). October 26, 1813.
Poulson's American Daily Advertiser (Philadelphia, PA). October 28, 1813.
Alexandra Herald. November 17, 1813.

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