Archives of Maryland
Historical List
General Assembly
Session of December 6, 1813 - January 31, 1814
Source:
Edward C. Papenfuse, et al., Archives of Maryland, Historical List, new series, Vol. 1. Annapolis, MD: Maryland State Archives, 1990.
a - appointed; d - died; dcl - declined; dns - did not serve; ds - dismissed; e - elected; ev - election voided;
pres - president of the Senate; pres p. t. - president pro tem of the Senate; psa - post-session appointment; psd - post-session death;
psr - post-session resignation; r - resigned; s - suspended; spkr - speaker of the House; spkr p.t. - speaker pro tem of the House;
(D) - Democrat; (R) - Republican.

Elijah Davis, President of the Senate
John C. Herbert, Speaker of the House

Senate
Western Shore
Eastern Shore
Upton Bruce, dns, r
Elijah Davis, pres
James Fenwick, e
Thomas Hawkins, r, e
George Hebb, e
Levi Hollingsworth
William McCreery
John Stephen
Moses Tabbs
William Thomas, d
Nathaniel Williams
James Brown
Solomon Frazier
Frederick Holbrook
William Hollingsworth
Edward Lloyd
John Williams

 
 
House of Delegates
Allegany County [1]
William Hilleary
George Robinett, of  Nathan
George McCulloh
Beal Howard
Annapolis [2]
Dennis Claude, ev
Lewis Duvall, ev
Anne Arundel County
Thomas B. Dorsey
Thomas Sellman
John S. Belt
William Hall III
Baltimore City
William B. Barney
James Lowery Dnaldson
Baltimore County
Beale Randall
George Harryman
George Warner
Tobias E. Stansbury
Calvert County
Thomas Reynolds
Thomas Blake
Michael Taney, Jr.
Samuel Turner
Caroline County
Thomas Saulsbury
William Potter
Thomas Culbreth
Peter Willis
Cecil County
John R. Evans
William Lusby
Samuel Hogg
Robert Evans
Charles County
Nicholas Stonestreet
John E. Ford
George D. Parnham
Thomas Rogerson
Dorchester County
John Stewart
Edward Griffith
Richard Tootell
Benjamin W. Lacompte
Frederick County
John Grahame, dns
John Thomas
Joshua Delaplane
John Hanson Thomas
Harford County
John Forwood, of William
John Forwood, of Jacob
Francis J. Dallam
Israel D. Maulsby
Kent County
Frederick Boyer
Jervis Spencer
Beddingfield Hands
Joseph Brown IV
Montgomery County
Abraham Jones
John H. Riggs
Charles J. Kilgore
Richard I. Crabb
Prince George's County
Francis M. Hall
John C. Herbert, spkr
James Summervell
Henry A. Callis 
Queen Anne's County
Thomas Emory
Samuel Burgess
Robert Stevens, dns
Thomas Wright, of Solomon
St. Mary's County [3]
John R. Plater, pres p.t.
Enoch J. Millard
Gerard N. Cousin
Thomas Blackistone 
Somerset County
Thomas Bayly
John Cottman
Esme M. Waller
Henry King Long
Talbot County
John Bennett
Daniel Martin
Jonathan Spencer
Sameul Stevens, Jr.
Washington County
Frisby Tilghman
John J. Mason
Martin Kershner
William Gabby
Worcester County
Ephraim K. Wilson
Thomas N. Williams
Littleton Quinton 
Robert I.H. Handy

1. Four judges of the election in Allegany County reported to the House on December 6, 1813 that the election in District Four "was not held agreeably to law" and that th ballots case in that district were not taken into calculation in determining the four candidates to be returned for Allegany County. The House resolved on the same day to decide the constitutionality of the election returns at a later date but in the meantime to seat the four delegates reported by the judges to have received the greatest number of legal votes. The Committee of Elections and Privilege ruled on December 1 "that the sitting members [from Allegany] are, all of them, prime facie entitled to their seats, until it should be shown that the return made by the judges in favor of the sitting members is unconstitutional or illegal. Three days before the Committee had reported this opinion, Upton Bruce, Benjamin Tomlinson, and Thomas Greenwell, three unsuccessful candidates, had presented a memorial "against the right of the sitting members to their seats." The House permitted the petitioners to be "heard by counsel at the bar of the house" on December 10, but on the following day a majority of the House ruled that the "sitting members" from Allegany County were entitled to their seats.

2. On December 7, 1813, Thomas H. Bowie of Annapolis alleged in a memorial presented to the House that the election of delegates in Annapolis had been "illegally conducted and closed." The Committee of Elections and Privileges reported on January 14, 1814 that the Annapolis election had been unlawful, for two reasons. The Committee objected, first and foremost, to the voting of a number of soldiers of the United States Army stationed at the forst in the city. On the day of the eleciton, the officer commanding the detachment of soldiers had assembeled the troops in uniform and told them that if any intended to vote for Thomas Bowie or "the Federal ticket...tthey must step out of the ranks, for that no many who intended so to vote should leave the garrison, and that the soldiers who did not vote for...the Democratic ticket would be forsworn by breaking his oath of allegiance to the United States or the Presedent..." Secondly, the Committee found the Annapolis to have been illegeal becasue the Mayor, Recorder, and Aldermen of the city, acting as judges of the election, closed the polls on the evening of the first day. Traditinally, an election lasted four days, and as Thomas Bowie had protested at the time, a number of legal voters who had intended to vote could not cast their ballots. On January 27, 1814, the House passed a resolution declaring the Annapolis election to have been illegal and vacating the states then held Dennis Claude and Lewis Duvall.

3. On December 11, 1813 Philip Key, H. Turner, Robert M. Key, James Thomas, and Henry Ashton, residents of St. Mary's County, petitioned the House to unseat the Delegates returned from their county. The Committee of Elections and Privileges recommended on December 31, 1813 that the House reject the petition. On January 3, 1814, the House resolved unanimously to concur with this recommendation.

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