Mapping Early American Elections


10th Congress: New York 1806

New York elected two Federalists, fourteen Democratic-Republicans, and one Dissenting Republican to the Tenth Congress. The dissenting Republicans in this election were Tertium Quids (or just Quids), a coalition of Federalists and moderate Democratic-Republicans.

New York used the district system for electing members to Congress. Districts 2 and 3 (New York City and Brooklyn) voted together as a single district and elected two members to Congress.

In 1808, a special election was held in which Democratic-Republican Nathan Wilson was elected to replace David Thomas, who had resigned from office.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
1 Samuel Riker Democratic-Republican 1,499 99.1%
2 Gurdon S. Mumford Democratic-Republican 4,615 27.8%
2 George Clinton Democratic-Republican 4,406 26.5%
2 John B. Coles Federalist 3,698 22.3%
2 Nicholas Fish Federalist 3,688 22.2%
4 Philip Van Cortlandt Democratic-Republican 969 45.6%
4 Peter Augustus Jay Federalist 854 40.2%
4 Peter Tallman Democratic-Republican 136 6.4%
4 Samuel L. Smith Dissenting Republican 127 6%
5 John Blake, Jr. Democratic-Republican 1,396 62.9%
5 Reuben Hopkins Federalist 822 37.1%
6 Daniel C. Verplanck Democratic-Republican 1,208 98.5%
7 Barent Gardenier Federalist 1,408 47.4%
7 William A. Thompson Dissenting Republican 1,024 34.5%
7 Johannes Bruyn Democratic-Republican 517 17.4%
8 James J. Van Alen Democratic-Republican 1,735 49.9%
8 Robert LeRoy Livingston Federalist 1,725 49.7%
9 Killian K. Van Rensselaer Federalist 1,277 46.7%
9 Benjamin DeWitt Democratic-Republican 892 32.6%
9 Henry Glen Dissenting Republican 562 20.5%
10 Josiah Masters Democratic-Republican 1,284 51.1%
10 Hosea Moffet Federalist 1,221 48.6%
11 John Thompson Democratic-Republican 2,018 57.3%
11 Asahel Porter Federalist 1,381 39.2%
12 David Thomas Democratic-Republican 1,574 92.4%
12 Other candidates 129 8.6%
13 Peter Swart Democratic-Republican 2,825 69.3%
13 Isaac H. Tiffany Federalist 1,244 30.5%
14 John Russell Democratic-Republican 2,128 66.8%
14 Solomon Martin Federalist 1,034 32.5%
15 William Kirkpatrick Dissenting Republican 2,630 54.9%
15 John Nicholson Democratic-Republican 2,124 44.3%
16 Reuben Humphreys Democratic-Republican 3,309 85.1%
16 Thaddeus M. Wood Federalist 313 8%
16 Other candidates 268 7%
17 John Harris Democratic-Republican 1,768 33.8%
17 Daniel W. Lewis Federalist 1,676 32.1%
17 Silas Halsey Dissenting Republican 1,570 30%

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.

New Nation Votes Data


Mapping Early American Elections is generously funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and developed by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University.

Creative Commons License This site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

RRCHNM logo NEH logo