[24 April 1799]
|Faquire County for government|
|for Senat of State||Colo. Peyton1||447|
|for Congress||Genl Blackwell2||422|
|for State assembly3||Wm Clarkson||386|
|offerd for Congress||Nicholas4||196|
|dto Senat of State||Elzey5||159|
|dto State Legislatr||Gust. Genings6||241|
|⟨dto dto⟩ "||Docr Horner7||237|
|Loudoun County Federal Party|
|for Congress||Colo. Powell8||548|
|for Senat of the Stat||Colo. Peyton||620|
|for the Assembly||Joseph Lewis9||504|
|of the Stat||William Noland10||500|
|against the government|
|for senat of State||Wm Elzey||1|
|for Congress||Roger West||81|
|for the Assembly||Charles Bins Jones12||153|
|of this state||Abner Osburn13||92|
AD, DLC:GW. Harrison wrote this on the back of his letter to GW of 24 April, the day that the elections were held. For references to GW’s other correspondence respecting the Virginia elections of 24 April 1799, see John Marshall to GW, 1 May, n.3.
1. Except for brief intervals during the Revolution, from 1769 until 1787 Col. Francis Peyton (c.1748–1808) represented Loudoun County first in the colonial house of burgesses and subsequently in the state house of delegates; from 1792 to 1811 he served as senator for Loudoun and Fauquier counties (The General Assembly of Virginia, July 30, 1619–January 11, 1928: a Bicentennial Register of Members [Richmond, 1978] 98 et seq.). Francis Peyton, Jr. (d. 1836), the mayor of Alexandria, was an unsuccessful candidate for one of the seats in the house of delegates from Fairfax County.
2. John Blackwell (1755–1808) of Fauquier County, general of the state militia, was in the house of delegates in 1789.
3. William Clarkson (1773–1818) served the term for which he was elected at this time, 1799–1800, and was elected again in Fauquier in 1809. Elias Edmonds (1756–1800) was first elected to the house of delegates from Fauquier in 1786 and was twice reelected; after a brief hiatus he was again elected in 1791 (ibid., 160, 164, 168, 183, 215, 256).
4. John Nicholas (c.1764–1819), son of Robert Carter Nicholas, was first elected to Congress in 1793 and was reelected three times as a Republican.
5. William Ellzey, Jr., represented Loudoun County in the house of delegates from 1795 to 1799. He was again elected in 1828 (ibid., 200, 204, 208, 344).
6. Augustine Jennings represented Fauquier in the house of delegates from 1794 until 1805 except for the one term, 1799–1800. He served one other term, in 1810–11 (ibid., 195, 199, 203, 207, 211, 219, 223, 227, 235, 260).
7. Dr. Gustavus B. Horner was a delegate for Fauquier in 1794 and 1795, 1798–99, and 1800–1801 (ibid., 195, 199, 211, 219).
8. Leven Powell (1737–1810), for many years a leading citizen of Loudoun County, and with whom GW had frequent dealings, was elected to Congress in 1799, replacing Richard Brent (1757–1814) who had served for two terms and was elected again in 1800.
9. Joseph Lewis, Jr., represented Loudoun County in the Virginia legislature from 1799 to 1803. He was elected again in 1817 (ibid., 216, 220, 224, 228, 290).
10. William Noland represented his county in the legislature with occasional interruptions until 1815 (ibid., 216 et seq.).
11. Harrison either recorded the number of votes received by one or more of the candidates incorrectly, or failed to add the correct figures properly.
12. Charles Binns Jones went to the house of delegates for Brunswick County in 1791–92.
13. Abner Osborne, son of Nicholas Osborne (died c.1787), was a leading member of the Society of Friends in Loudoun County.