1800 Massachusetts's 4th congressional district special election

A special election was held in Massachusetts's 4th congressional district on August 25, 1800, and October 20, 1800, to fill a vacancy left by the resignation of Dwight Foster (F) after his election to the Senate,[1] the second election required because the first did not result in a majority.

Election resultsEdit

Candidate Party First trial[2] Second trial[3]
Votes Percent Votes Percent
Levi Lincoln Sr. Democratic-Republican 1,038 47.1% 1,079 49.8%
Jabez Upham Federalist 572 25.9% 843 38.9%
Seth Hastings Federalist 302 13.7% 129 6.0%
Salem Towne Federalist 256 11.6% 103 4.7%
Scattering 37 1.7% 14 0.7%

Lincoln took his seat on February 6, 1801.[1]

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