Massachusetts 1796 Electoral College, Second Middle District

Electoral College (Federal)
Massachusetts 1796 Electoral College, Second Middle District
First Ballot
Electoral College/Elector
James Winthrop, Elbridge Gerry, Eleazer Brooks, Francis Dana, Ebenezer Bridge, Henry Broomfield, Elijah Brigham, Joseph B. Varnum, Edward Barnes, Jonas Brooks, Samuel Hoar, John B. Varnum
Electors: James WinthropElbridge GerryEleazer BrooksFrancis DanaEbenezer BridgeHenry BroomfieldElijah BrighamJoseph B. VarnumEdward BarnesJonas BrooksSamuel HoarJohn B. Varnum
Presidential Candidate:John Adams
Final Result: [1][2]5295274946766361861111
District of Middle Two5295274946766361861111
Middlesex County473451439119--61111
Town of Acton-2517------1--
Town of Ashby-322---------
District of Boxboro--25---------
Town of Cambridge55335-1--1---1
District of Carlisle640----------
Town of Charlestown61660-1--4----
Town of Chelmsford2811----------
Town of Concord11366---------
Town of Dracut201-3---------
Town of Dunstable--2-8-------
Town of Framingham522----------
Town of Groton-322---------
Town of Lexington6411---------
Town of Lincoln-1130-------1-
Town of Littleton-2417-5-------
Town of Marlborough1472111---1---
Town of Pepperell-1730---------
Town of Shirley--42-1-------
Town of Stow--37---------
Town of Sudbury143-----1----
District of Tyngsborough1138-1-------
Town of Townsend-36----------
Town of Waltham-30----------
Town of Watertown--44-1-------
Town of Westford54136---------
Worcester County56765566473618-----
Town of Ashburnham10-6-22-------
Town of Berlin------18-----
Town of Bolton--301-7------
Town of Fitchburg2019----------
Town of Harvard26129--29------
Town of Lunenburg-11020--------
Town of Northboro-1--25-------
Town of Southboro-41----------
Town of Westboro-2-45--------


[1]A majority was required for an elector to be elected. Elbridge Gerry was eventually chosen by the Massachusetts General Court.
[2]Elbridge Gerry voted for John Adams in the Electoral College. Whether his second vote was cast for Thomas Pinckney, Oliver Ellsworth or Samuel Johnston is unknown.


Original Election Returns. Massachusetts State Archives, Boston.
Watertown Town Records. Vol. 7. 145.
Columbian Centinel (Boston, MA). November 9, 1796.
Political Gazette (Newburyport, MA). November 11, 1796.
Columbian Centinel (Boston, MA). November 12, 1796.
The New World (Philadelphia, PA). November 16, 1796.
Columbian Centinel (Boston, MA). November 19, 1796.
The Independent Chronicle: and the Universal Advertiser (Boston, MA). November 21, 1796.
The Mercury (Boston, MA). November 22, 1796.
Polar Star and Boston Daily Advertiser (Boston, MA). November 22, 1796.
Columbian Centinel (Boston, MA). November 23, 1796.
The New World (Philadelphia, PA). November 28, 1796.

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