Mapping Early American Elections

10th Congress: Virginia 1807

Virginia elected one Federalist, eighteen Democratic-Republicans, and three Dissenting Republicans to the Tenth Congress. The dissenting Republicans in this election were Tertium Quids (or just Quids), a coalition of Federalists and moderate Democratic-Republicans.

Mapping this election is incomplete because of the lack of local returns in many areas.

Virginia used the district system for electing members to Congress.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
1 John G. Jackson Democratic-Republican
2 John Morrow Democratic-Republican unopposed
3 John Smith Democratic-Republican
4 David Holmes Democratic-Republican unopposed
5 Alexander Wilson Democratic-Republican 1,093 57%
5 Oliver Towles Democratic-Republican 449 23.4%
5 Robert Bailey Dissenting Republican 369 19.3%
6 Abraham Trigg Democratic-Republican
7 Joseph Lewis, Jr. Federalist 665 55.2%
7 John Littlejohn Democratic-Republican 540 44.8%
8 Walter Jones Democratic-Republican
9 John Love Democratic-Republican 794 60.5%
9 Philip R. Thompson Democratic-Republican 518 39.5%
10 John Dawson Democratic-Republican
11 James M. Garnett Democratic-Republican
12 Burwell Bassett Democratic-Republican unopposed
13 William A. Burwell Democratic-Republican unopposed
14 Matthew Clay Democratic-Republican 2,017 99.5%
15 John Randolph Dissenting Republican unopposed
16 John W. Eppes Democratic-Republican unopposed
17 John Claiborne Democratic-Republican unopposed
18 Peterson Goodwyn Democratic-Republican unopposed
19 Edwin Gray Dissenting Republican unopposed
20 Thomas Newton Jr. Democratic-Republican unopposed
21 Wilson C. Nicholas Democratic-Republican unopposed
22 John Clopton Democratic-Republican

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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