Michael J. Dubin, United States Congressional Elections, 1788-1997 Official Election Results, pp. 2-3. The returns of Fayette County did not arrive in time to be included; the totals including Fayette County are F.A.C. Muhlenberg 8,736; Wynkoop 8,275; Hartley 8,191; Clymer 8,123; Fitzsimmons 8,116; Scott 8,096; J.P. Muhlenberg 7,467; Hiester 7,456; Allison 7,091; Chambers 7,077; Findley 6,637; Irvine 6,546; Pettit 6,534; Montgomery 6,398; McClenachan 6,275; and Whitehill 5,902.
The first election for U.S. House in Pennsylvania was held by the General Ticket method. Voters could vote for up to eight names of people.
The Federalist Party held a convention in Lancaster in early 11/1789 and nominated the ticket of F. Muhlenberg, Clymer, Scott, Fitzsimmons, Hartley, Wynkoop, Chambers, and Allison.
The Anti-Federalists met afterward in Harrisburg. They nominated P. Muhlenberg, Hiester, Findlay, Irvine, Pettit, Montgomery, McClanahan, and Whitehill. Peter Muhlenberg and Hiester at the time supported the Federal Constitution and in theory were Federalists.
The sizeable Pennsylvania German population decided to vote for the German candidates on each ticket. This tactic resulted in the election of six Federalists and two Anti-Federalists.
Source of narrative: Wayne C. Woodward, Congress: The Chester County Line, pp. 28-30.