Pennsylvania 1814 Coroner, Chester County
- Coroner (County)
- Pennsylvania 1814 Coroner, Chester County
- First Ballot
- Jesse MacCall, Jesse Sharpe
|Candidates:||Jesse MacCall||Jesse Sharpe|
|Final Result: ||2940||2790|
|District of Gum Tree||107||125|
|New London Cross Roads||40||158|
|New Red Lion||275||79|
The Chester and Delaware Federalist (West Chester, PA) and the Democratic Press (Philadephia) list Jesse MacCall with 2825 votes and Jesse Sharpe with 2769 votes.
"One hundred and seven votes were given for Jesse McCall at Gumtree district not included in the above return, the Judges having rejected them, and so reported by the riding Judge from that district - they deeming them illegal." Original Election Returns. Pennsylvania State Archives, Harrisburg.
During the War of 1812, there was some British military movement in and around the Chesapeake Bay area and in an attempt to prepare for any military actions that the British might take, there were a host of military camps set up in some of the counties close to the Chesapeake Bay and Philadelphia City. In the October 1814 Pennsylvania state elections, the members of the military camps native to Pennsylvania were allowed to vote. When the newspapers reported these returns they listed them under "camp" or "army" votes.
The Military Returns consist of: "The number of votes given in the different encampments, with the exception of the American Greys of West Chester, whose return has not yet been received, but it is ascertained the majority to be 11 democratic votes. Another company, consisting of 42 republicans from the Manor, left Baltimore a few days before the election, but did not arrive at home in time to give their votes." The Democratic Press (Philadelphia, PA). October 20, 1814.
Original Election Returns. Pennsylvania State Archives, Harrisburg.
The Chester and Delaware Federalist (West Chester, PA). October 19, 1814.
The Democratic Press (Philadelphia, PA). October 20, 1814.
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