1800 Massachusetts's 10th congressional district special election

A special election was held in Massachusetts's 10th congressional district on August 25, 1800 and October 20, 1800 to fill a vacancy left by the resignation of Samuel Sewall (F).[1]

Election resultsEdit

Massachusetts electoral law required a majority for election, which was not met on the first election, necessitating a second election.

Candidate Party First trial[2] Second trial[3]
Votes Percent Votes Percent
Nathan Read Federalist 803 45.3% 1,567 53.5%
Jacob Crowninshield Democratic-Republican 873 49.2% 1,364 46.5%
Scattering 97 5.5%

Read took his seat on November 25, 1800[1]

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