Massachusetts 1790 U.S. House of Representatives, District 8, Ballot 2

U.S. House of Representatives (Federal)
U.S. Congressman
Massachusetts 1790 U.S. House of Representatives, District 8, Ballot 2
Second Ballot
U.S. House of Representatives/U.S. Congressman
George Thacher, Nathaniel Wells, William Lithgow, Jr., Josiah Thacher, William Marton, Isaac Randall
Candidates: George ThacherNathaniel WellsWilliam Lithgow, Jr.Josiah ThacherWilliam MartonIsaac Randall
Final Result: [1][2]4372621292291
District of Eight4372621292291
Cumberland County16131292291
Town of Bakerstown[3]------
Town of Bridgetown[4]------
Town of Cape Elizabeth2-243--
Town of Durham17-----
Town of Falmouth17-----
Town of Freeport[5]------
Town of Gorham41--3--
Town of Gray[6]------
Town of Harpswell1-17---
Town of New Gloucester3524---
Town of North Yarmouth181--9-
Town of Otisfield17-----
Town of Portland[7]29-84--1
Town of Raymondstown[8]------
Town of Scarboro4--12--
Town of Shepardston[9]------
Town of Standish[10]------
Town of Turner2--4--
Hancock County16-----
Town of Belfast------
Town of Blue Hill------
Town of Cambden------
Town of Deer Isle------
Town of Frankfurt------
Town of Goldsboro------
Town of Isleboro[11]16-----
Town of Mount Desert------
Town of Orrington------
Town of Penobscot------
Town of Sedgwick------
Town of Sullivan------
Town of Trenton------
Town of Vinalhaven------
Lincoln County[12]------
Town of Ballstown------
Town of Bath------
Town of Boothbay------
Town of Bowdoin------
Town of Bowdoinham------
Town of Bristol------
Town of Canaan------
Town of Cushing------
Town of Edgecomb------
Town of Fairfield------
Town of Georgetown------
Town of Greene------
Town of Hallowell------
Town of Hancock------
Town of Lewiston------
Town of Medencook------
Town of New Castle------
Town of Nobleboro------
Town of Norridgewalk------
Town of Pittston------
Town of Pownalboro------
Town of Thomaston------
Town of Topsham------
Town of Union------
Town of Vassalboro------
Town of Waldoboro------
Town of Wales------
Town of Warren------
Town of Washington------
Town of Winslow------
Town of Winthrop------
Town of Woolwich------
Washington County[13]------
Town of Machias------
York County2602591---
Town of Arundel29----
Town of Berwick2821---
Town of Biddeford194----
Town of Brownfield[14]------
Town of Buxton523----
Town of Coxhall330----
Town of Francisboro[15]------
Town of Fryburgh23-----
Town of Kittery14-----
Town of Lebanon17-----
Town of Limerick17-----
Town of Littlefalls[16]------
Town of Little Ossipee[17]------
Town of Parsonsfield19-----
Town of Pepperrelboro-45----
Town of Sanford16-----
Town of Shapleigh13-----
Town of Washington[18]------
Town of Waterborough110----
Town of Wells5153----
Town of York457----


[1]Massachusetts law required a majority to elect for the U.S. House of Representatives. The original election was held on October 4, 1790. A 3rd Trial would be held on January 25. 1791.
[2]George Thacher is listed in the Original Election Returns with 421 votes, without the 16 votes from Isleboro, which were not listed in the Original Election Returns. This leaves him 2 short of a majority and lead to the 3rd Trial.
[3]There were no votes recorded in Bakerstown.
[4]There were no votes recorded in Bridgetown.
[5]There were no votes recorded in Freeport.
[6]There were no votes recorded in Gray.
[7]William Lithgow, Jr. received 5 votes as William Lithgow.
[8]There were no votes recorded in Raymondstown.
[9]There were no votes recorded in Shepardston.
[10]There were no votes recorded in Standish.
[11]The votes from Isleboro were not included in the Original Election Returns.
[12]There were no votes recorded in Lincoln County.
[13]There were no votes recorded in Washington County.
[14]There were no votes recorded in Brownfield.
[15]There were no votes recorded in Francisboro.
[16]There were no votes recorded in Littlefalls.
[17]There were no votes recorded in Little Ossipee.
[18]There were no votes recorded in Washington.


Original Election Returns. Massachusetts State Archives, Boston.
Gazette of Maine (Portland, ME). December 2, 1790.
The Salem Gazette (Salem, MA). December 7, 1790.
Gazette of Maine (Portland, ME). December 30, 1790.
The General Advertiser and Political, Commercial and Literary Journal (Philadelphia, PA). January 6, 1791.

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