August 1790 United States House of Representatives election in Rhode Island

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Rhode Island held its late election for the First Congress on August 31, 1790, due to the late ratification of the Constitution, just about a month and a half before the October 18, 1790 election for the Second Congress.

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Rhode Island at-large New seat New seat.
New member elected.
Pro-Administration gain.
Benjamin Bourne (Pro-Administration) 72.44%
Job Comstock
James H. Sheldon (Unknown) 23.14%
Samuel Bissell (Unknown) 3.62%
George Potter (Unknown) 0.20%
Pardon Tillinghast (Unknown) 0.20%

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