Mapping Early American Elections

3rd Congress: Maryland 1792

Maryland elected six Federalists and two Anti-Federalists to the Third Congress.

For the Third Congress, Maryland moved to a district system for electing members to Congress. Maryland gained two seats in the House of Representatives following the 1790 Census.

In December 1794 a special election was held which elected Benjamin Edwards to replace Uriah Forrest, who resigned from office.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
1 George Dent Federalist 971 44.7%
1 John Parnham Federalist 647 29.8%
1 Philip B. Key Federalist 555 25.5%
2 John F. Mercer Anti-Federalist 1,405 57%
2 John Thomas Federalist 1,039 42.1%
3 Uriah Forrest Federalist 1,099 71.8%
3 William Dorsey Anti-Federalist 430 28.1%
4 Thomas Sprigg Federalist 497 unopposed
5 Samuel Smith Federalist 1,615 61.1%
5 Charles Ridgely Anti-Federalist 1,027 38.9%
6 Gabriel Christie Anti-Federalist 1,993 63.6%
6 William Matthews Federalist 1,141 36.4%
7 William Hindman Federalist 1,389 51.7%
7 James Tilghman Anti-Federalist 1,300 48.3%
8 William Vans Murray Federalist 1,515 93.8%
8 Littleton Dennis Federalist 87 5.4%

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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