Mapping Early American Elections


8th Congress: New York 1803

New York elected five Federalists and twelve Democratic-Republicans to the Eighth Congress.

New York used the district system for electing members to Congress. New York was apportioned seven more seats in the House of Representatives.

In 1803, a special election was held in which Daniel C. Verplanck was elected to replace Isaac Bloom, who died while in office.

In 1804, a special election was held in which Samuel Riker was elected to replace Democratic-Republican John Smith, who had resigned from office on February 23, 1804.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
1 John Smith Democratic-Republican 1,530 99.2%
2 Joshua Sands Federalist 1,283 51.2%
2 John Broome Democratic-Republican 1,212 48.4%
3 Samuel Mitchell Democratic-Republican 719 93.7%
3 Other candidates 48 6.1%
4 Philip Van Cortlandt Democratic-Republican 1,295 80.7%
4 Peter Talman Federalist 256 16%
5 Andrew MacCord Democratic-Republican 1,255 78.5%
5 John Hathorn Federalist 333 20.8%
6 Isaac Bloom Democratic-Republican 1,565 55.3%
6 Samuel Mott Federalist 1,259 44.5%
7 Josiah Hasbrouck Democratic-Republican 1,826 52.9%
7 Conrad E. Elmendorf Federalist 1,618 46.9%
8 Henry W. Livingston Federalist 1,622 51.5%
8 John P. Van Ness Democratic-Republican 1,525 48.4%
9 Killian K. Van Rensselaer Federalist 1,310 62.2%
9 Abraham Lansing Democratic-Republican 791 37.6%
10 George Tibbits Federalist 1,305 51.1%
10 Josiah Masters Democratic-Republican 1,244 48.7%
11 Beriah Palmer Democratic-Republican 1,945 69.6%
11 Guert Van Schoonhaven Federalist 675 24.1%
11 Other candidates 176 6.2%
12 David Thomas Democratic-Republican 2,218 63.6%
12 John Williams Federalist 1,243 35.6%
13 Thomas Sammons Democratic-Republican 2,560 68.2%
13 Robert MacFarlan Federalist 1,188 31.6%
14 Erastus Root Democratic-Republican 1,779 57%
14 Benjamin Gilbert Federalist 1,320 42.3%
15 Gaylord Griswold Federalist 2,022 53.3%
15 Francis A. Bloodgood Democratic-Republican 1,754 46.2%
16 John Patterson Democratic-Republican 1,940 54.8%
16 Comfort Tyler Federalist 1,561 44.1%
17 Oliver Phelps Democratic-Republican 1,552 41.5%
17 Nathaniel W. Howell Federalist 1,390 37.1%
17 William Stuart Democratic-Republican 802 21.4%

In most cases, only candidates who received more than 5 percent of the vote in a district are reported. Other candidates are reported as a group, but only if they in aggregate received more than 5 percent of the vote. In addition, percentages for each district may not add up to 100 percent due to rounding. The term Dissenting Republican includes various breakaway factions of the Democratic-Republican party.

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