Massachusetts elected one Federalist and six Democratic-Republicans to the Eighteenth Congress. Five of those Democratic-Republicans was part of a faction led by John Quincy Adams and Henry Clay. In addition, five dissenting Federalists supported Adams and Clay, while one dissenting Federalist supported Andrew Jackson. As the Federalist Party declined in Massachusetts, many Federalists distanced themselves from the main party. Instead, their political affiliation more closely aligned with their choice of candidate for the 1824 presidential election.
Massachusetts used a district system for electing members to Congress.
Between September 1823 and November 1824, a series of special elections were held to elect a replacement for William Eustis, who had resigned from office after being elected Governor of Massachusetts. Ultimately, John Baily was elected to replace him.
|2||Benjamin W. Crowninshield||Adams/Clay||1,312||51.7%||✓|
|7||Samuel C. Allen||Adams/Clay||958||91.1%||✓|
|8||Samuel L. Lathrop||Adams/Clay||907||78.5%||✓|
|9||Henry W. Dwight||Adams/Clay||1,887||58.8%||✓|
|9||William C. Jarvis||Democratic-Republican||1,150||35.9%|
|13||Walter Folger, Jr.||Democratic-Republican||746||46.5%|
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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