"Martin D. Hardin, Esq would be the gentleman nominated by the Governor. Thus it appears that this nomination has been brought about by ... Mr. B Hardin- known (if he possesses any principles at all) to be a federalist ... Mr. Hawkins, Mr. Woodson, and Mr. Beall, all decided republicans, had been spoken of as likely to be run by the legislature for this vacancy." Kentucky Gazette (Lexington, KY). November 18, 1816.
"A message from the senate by Mr. James Garrard: Mr. Speaker. I am directed to inform the house, that the senate is now ready to proceed by a joint vote with this house, to the election of a senator to represent this state in the congress of the United States, to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of the honorable William T. Barry... The house then proceeded to the said election, and upon taking the votes they thus: For Martin D. Hardin 53, Samuel H. Woodson 26, Norborn B. Beall 8, and Matthew Lyon none. Messrs. Rowan, Yantis and South were then appointed to meet a committee from the senate, compare the votes... when Mr. Rowan lists that the joint vote stood thus: For Mr. Hardin 74, Mr. Woodson 31, Mr. Beall 12, Mr. Lyon 2." Journal of the Kentucky House of Representatives 1816. 27-28.
The Kentucky Gazette, The Eagle (Maysville, KY) and the Western Monitor (Lexington, KY) list 30 votes for Samuel H. Woodson and 13 votes for Norborn B. Beall.
Journal of the Kentucky House of Representatives, 1816. 27-28.
Kentucky Gazette (Lexington, KY). November 18, 1816.
Kentucky Gazette (Lexington, KY). December 9, 1816.
The Eagle (Maysville, KY). December 13, 1816.
The Western Monitor (Lexington, KY). December 13, 1816.
Georgetown Patriot (Georgetown, KY). December 14, 1816.
The Kentucky Advertiser (Winchester, KY). December 21, 1816.
Election of United States Senators by the General Assembly (typed manuscript). Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort.
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