Mapping Early American Elections

5th Congress: New Hampshire 1796

New Hampshire elected three Federalists to the Fifth Congress.

Mapping this election is not possible because of the lack of returns at the town or county level.

New Hampshire used a statewide at-large method for electing members to Congress.

In November 1797, New Hampshire held a special election, which went to a second ballot, in which Peleg Sprague was elected to replace Jeremiah Smith, who resigned.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
At-large Other candidates 7,905 31.7%
At-large Jeremiah Smith Federalist 5,822 23.2%
At-large Abiel Foster Federalist 5,667 22.6%
At-large William Gordon Federalist 3,468 13.8%
At-large Jonathan Freeman Federalist 2,206 8.8%

In most cases, only candidates who received more than 5 percent of the vote in a district are reported. Other candidates are reported as a group, but only if they in aggregate received more than 5 percent of the vote. In addition, percentages for each district may not add up to 100 percent due to rounding. The term Dissenting Republican includes various breakaway factions of the Democratic-Republican party.

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