North Carolina's 6th congressional district special election, 1816

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On December 15, 1815, having been elected to the Senate, Nathaniel Macon (DR) of North Carolina's 6th district resigned. To fill the vacancy left in North Carolina's representation for the 14th Congress, a special election was held on January 22, 1816.[1]

Election results[edit]

Candidate Party Votes[2] Percent
Weldon N. Edwards Democratic-Republican 1,436 60.7%
William P. Little [3] 931 39.3%

Edwards took his seat on February 7, 1816,[4] during the First Session of the 14th Congress.

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  3. ^ Source does not give party affiliation
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-12-06. Retrieved 2015-02-19. footnote 45