Mapping Early American Elections

6th Congress: New Hampshire 1798

New Hampshire elected four Federalists to the Sixth Congress.

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

In November 1799, a special election was held in which Federalist James Sheafe was elected to replace Federalist Peleg Sprague, who had resigned from office.

In August 1800 and October 1800, two special elections were held in which Federalist Samuel Tenney was elected to replace Federalist William Gordon, who had resigned from office.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
At-large Abiel Foster Federalist 5,776 24.5%
At-large William Gordon Federalist 5,152 21.9%
At-large Jonathan Freeman Federalist 4,999 21.2%
At-large Peleg Sprague Federalist 4,637 19.7%
At-large Other candidates 2,984 12.6%

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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