Mapping Early American Elections

9th Congress: Maryland 1804

Maryland elected three Federalists and six Democratic-Republicans to the Ninth Congress.

Maryland used a district system for electing members to Congress. Each district elected one member of Congress except District 5, which elected two members.

In 1806, a special election was held in which Edward Lloyd was elected to replace Joseph H. Nicholson, who had resigned from office.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
1 John Campbell Federalist 1,253 99.6%
2 Leonard Covington Democratic-Republican 834 52%
2 Archibald Van Horne Democratic-Republican 751 46.8%
3 Thomas Plater Federalist 955 56%
3 Patrick Magruder Democratic-Republican 751 44%
4 Roger Nelson Democratic-Republican 1,626 98.5%
5 Nicholas R. Moore Democratic-Republican 2,938 50.9%
5 William MacCreery Democratic-Republican 2,672 46.3%
6 John Archer Democratic-Republican 2,042 100%
7 Joseph H. Nicholson Democratic-Republican 1,792 99.4%
8 Charles Goldsborough Federalist 2,397 56.6%
8 Henry Waggaman Democratic-Republican 1,840 43.4%

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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