1818 United States House of Representatives election in Vermont

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Vermont elected its members September 1, 1818.

District Incumbent This race
Member Party First elected Results Candidates[a]
Vermont at-large
6 seats on a general ticket
Charles Rich Democratic-Republican 1812
1814 (Lost)
Incumbent re-elected. Charles Rich (Democratic-Republican) 12.5%
Mark Richards (Democratic-Republican) 12.4%
William Strong (Democratic-Republican) 12.1%
Samuel C. Crafts (Democratic-Republican) 10.1%
Ezra Meech (Democratic-Republican) 9.4%
Orsamus Cook Merrill (Democratic-Republican) 6.4%[b]
William A. Griswold (Democratic-Republican) 6.3%
Rollin C. Mallary (Democratic-Republican) 6.3%[b]
John Peck (Democratic-Republican) 6.0%
David Edmond (Federalist) 4.3%
Horace Everett (Democratic-Republican) 4.3%
Phineas White (Democratic-Republican) 4.2%
Richard Skinner (Democratic-Republican) 3.3%
Mark Richards Democratic-Republican 1816 Incumbent re-elected.
Samuel C. Crafts Democratic-Republican 1816 Incumbent re-elected.
Heman Allen Democratic-Republican 1816 Incumbent resigned April 20, 1818 to become a U.S. Marshall.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican hold.
William Hunter Democratic-Republican 1816 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican hold.
Orsamus Cook Merrill Democratic-Republican 1816 Incumbent re-elected.
Election later contested successfully by Rollin C. Mallary.[b]

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  1. ^ Only candidates with at least 1% of the vote listed.
  2. ^ a b c Initial returns showed Rollin C. Mallary in 8th place with 6,879 votes and Orsamus Cook Merrill in 6th place with 6,955 votes, but after challenging the results, the House Committee on Elections declared Mallary the winner of the last seat with 6,961 votes, a 6-vote lead over Merrill.[citation needed] Mallary was seated January 13, 1820.[1]


  1. ^ "Sixteenth Congress March 4, 1819, to March 3, 1821". Office of the Historian, United States House of Representatives. Retrieved January 23, 2019 – via History.house.gov.