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Otsego Herald

May 8, 2014

Republicans defeat Federalists

From the Otsego Herald

for Saturday, May 7, and Wednesday, May 11, 1814

Compiled, with comments



[Results summarized from Otsego County tables in this “Otsego Herald.” The two Political Parties were the Federalists (opposed to the War of 1812) and the Republican-Democrats (Jeffersonian — supporting the War of 1812). I have roughly averaged votes cast for different candidates of each party.]

Congress (House of Representatives, Western district): Republicans (with Otsego County votes of about 2,700 votes each) Jabez D. Hammond and James Birdsall, defeated Federalists (about 2,450 votes each) Robert Campbell and Tracy Robinson. Federal Senators were, at this time, appointed by the State Legislature.

NY Assembly: Four Republicans (about 2,700 votes) Arumah Metcalf, Robert Roseboom, Lemuel Fitch and Nathaniel Fenton defeated four Federalists (2,450) George Pomeroy, Charles Mason, Lester Holt, and James Hyde. This helped transfer control of the State Assembly from the Federalists back to the Republicans, who gained 19 seats and lost only one. .

NY Senate: Four Republicans (1,740) Philetus Smith, Chauncey Loomis, Bennet Bicknell, and J. I. Prendergast defeated Federalists (1,625) Joseph Kirkland, Valentine Brother, Joshua Forman and Jared Sandford. NOTE: Property requirements for voting for State Senator were higher than for voting for Assemblyman.

Within the county, Republicans carried the towns of Milford, Exeter, Pittsfield, New Lisbon, Richfield, Otego, Burlington, Maryland, Westford, Edmeston, Worcester, Hartwick, and Unadilla. NOTE: Reflecting the growing influence of Jedediah Peck of Burlington.

Federalists carried Otsego, Laurens, Middlefield, Springfield, Decatur, Cherry Valley, and Butternuts. NOTE: Reflecting the continued influence of the Cooper family.

Newspaper Date Changed

To accommodate our western customers who receive their papers by mail, the HERALD will hereafter be published on Wednesday. As this arrangement will render it inconvenient to give the paper next Wednesday in its usual size, we shall issue but a half sheet on that day, which will be delivered gratis.

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