Cases of contested elections in Congress; from the year 1789 to 1834, inclusive

9781231743935: Cases of contested elections in Congress; from the year 1789 to 1834, inclusive
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1834 edition. Excerpt: ... the said town, made a mistake in their return to the board of county canvassers, and did not return any votes given for the said Silas Wright, jun.; and, as the county canvassers were guided, in making up their return to the board of State canvassers, by the return of the town inspectors, these 49 votes were not taken into account in making up the final result of the said election. Your committee are of opinion that, although there is some contradictory testimony as to the vote in the towns of Granby and Boyleston, the weight of evidence is decidedly in favor of the existence of the facts as detailed in this report: and they also think that the 42 votes returned from the town of Edwards for Silas Wright, the 81 votes given in the town of Granby for Silas Wright, jun., and the 49 votes given in the town of Boyleston for Silas Wright, jun. should be allowed to the petitioner; in which case, the result of the election in the said district for member of Congress would be, for George Fisher, 9,015; for Silas Wright, jun. 9,104; giving to the latter a majority of 89 votes over the former. Some other questions touching the said election are presented to the committee by the said documents; but as, in the opinion of the committee, they do not affect the general result, if your committee are right in their conclusion as to it, they deem it unnecessary to present them to the notice of the House. Your committee, therefore, beg leave to introduce the following resolution: "Resolved, That Silas Wright, junior, is entitled to a seat Resolution thit in this House, as a member of Congress for the twentieth.tne petitioner congressional district of the State of New York, in the place hii ģeat. of George Fisher, the sitting member." Ordered,...

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