1809 Pennsylvania's 1st congressional district special election

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A special election was held in Pennsylvania's 1st congressional district on October 10, 1809, to fill a vacancy left by the resignation of Benjamin Say (DR) in June of that year. Say himself had been elected in a special election the previous year. He thus spent a little under a year in Congress, serving in the second session of the 10th Congress[1] and the first session of the 11th Congress.[2]

Election results[edit]

Candidate Party Votes[3] Percent
Adam Seybert Democratic-Republican 5,936 59.5%
Richard R. Smith American-Republican 4,043 40.5%

Seybert took his seat November 27, 1809, at the start of the second session of the 11th Congress[2]

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