1796 Massachusetts's 10th congressional district special election

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A special election was held in Massachusetts's 10th congressional district on August 1, 1796 and September 12, 1796 to fill a vacancy left by the resignation of Benjamin Goodhue (F) in June, 1796. Goodhue had resigned upon being elected to the Senate.[1]

Election results[edit]

Two elections were held due to a majority not being achieved on the first vote.

Candidate Party First ballot[2] Second ballot[3]
Votes Percent Votes Percent
Samuel Sewall Federalist 183 31.9% 417 61.7%
Loammi Baldwin Federalist 259 38.3%
Jonathan Ingersoll Unknown 129 22.5%
John Morris Unknown 121 21.2%
John Cabot Unknown 60 10.5%
Samuel Holten Federalist 39 6.8%
Elias H. Dooly Unknown 23 4.0%
Scattering 18 3.1%

Sewall took his seat on December 7, 1796[1]

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