New Hampshire 1797 U.S. House of Representatives, Special

U.S. House of Representatives (Federal)
U.S. Congressman
New Hampshire 1797 U.S. House of Representatives, Special
New Hampshire
First Ballot
U.S. House of Representatives/U.S. Congressman
Peleg Sprague, Woodbury Langdon, Edward S. Livermore, Timothy Farrar, Timothy Walker, John Prentiss, John Godard, William Plummer, John Pierce, Arthur Livermore, Jeremiah Stiles, scattering
Candidates: Peleg SpragueWoodbury LangdonEdward S. LivermoreTimothy FarrarTimothy WalkerJohn PrentissJohn GodardWilliam PlummerJohn PierceArthur LivermoreJeremiah Stilesscattering
Final Result: [1][2][3][4][5][6]253914231349--------908
Cheshire County------------
Town of Acworth------------
Town of Alstead------------
Town of Charlestown------------
Town of Chesterfield------------
Town of Claremont------------
Town of Cornish------------
Town of Croydon------------
Town of Dublin------------
Town of Fitzwilliam------------
Town of Gilsum16-----------
Town of Goshen------------
Town of Hinsdale------------
Town of Jaffrey------------
Town of Keene52---------1-
Town of Langdon------------
Town of Lempster------------
Town of Marlborough------------
Town of Marlow------------
Town of New Grantham------------
Town of Newport------------
Town of Packersfield------------
Town of Plainfield------------
Town of Richmond------------
Town of Rindge------------
Town of Springfield------------
Town of Stoddard------------
Town of Sullivan21-----------
Town of Surry------------
Town of Swanzey------------
Town of Unity------------
Town of Walpole------------
Town of Washington------------
Town of Wendell------------
Town of Westmoreland------------
Town of Winchester------------
Grafton County------------
Town of Adams------------
Town of Alexandria------------
Town of Bartlett------------
Town of Bath------------
Town of Bethlehem------------
Town of Bridgewater------------
Town of Campton------------
Town of Canaan------------
Town of Chatham------------
Town of Cockburne------------
Town of Colebrook------------
Town of Concord------------
Town of Coventry------------
Town of Dalton------------
Town of Danbury------------
Town of Dorchester------------
Town of Ellsworth------------
Town of Enfield------------
Town of Franconia------------
Town of Grafton------------
Town of Groton------------
Town of Hanover12--28--------
Town of Haverhill------------
Town of Hebron------------
Town of Jefferson------------
Town of Lancaster------------
Town of Landaff------------
Town of Lebanon------------
Town of Lincoln------------
Town of Littleton------------
Town of Lyman------------
Town of Lyme------------
Town of New Chester------------
Town of New Holderness------------
Town of Northumberland------------
Town of Orange------------
Town of Orford------------
Town of Peeling------------
Town of Percy------------
Town of Piermont------------
Town of Plymouth------------
Town of Rumney------------
Town of Stewartstown------------
Town of Stratford------------
Town of Thornton------------
Town of Warren------------
Town of Wentworth-1--27----2--
Town of Whitefield------------
Hillsborough County------------
Town of Amherst3769----------
Town of Andover------------
Town of Antrim------------
Town of Bedford------------
Town of Boscawen------------
Town of Bradford------------
Town of Brookline------------
Town of Deering------------
Town of Derryfield-18---37-----
Town of Dunbarton------------
Town of Dunstable------------
Town of Fishersfield------------
Town of Francestown------------
Town of Goffstown------------
Town of Greenfield------------
Town of Hancock------------
Town of Henniker------------
Town of Hillsborough------------
Town of Hollis------------
Town of Hopkinton------------
Kearsage Gore------------
Town of Litchfield------------
Town of Lyndeborough------------
Town of Mason------------
Town of Merrimack------------
Town of Milford------------
Town of Mont Vernon------------
Town of New Boston------------
Town of New Ipswich------------
Town of New London------------
Town of Nottingham West------------
Town of Peterborough------------
Town of Salisbury------------
Town of Sharon------------
Town of Society Land------------
Town of Sutton------------
Town of Temple------------
Town of Warner------------
Town of Weare------------
Town of Wilton------------
Town of Windsor------------
Rockingham County------------
Town of Allenstown------------
Town of Atkinson------------
Town of Bow------------
Town of Brentwood------------
Town of Candia------------
Town of Canterbury------------
Town of Chester--34--24------
Town of Chichester------------
Town of Concord262122-1-------
Town of Deerfield------------
Town of East Kingston------------
Town of Epping68-----6----
Town of Epsom------------
Town of Exeter------------
Town of Greenland-65---------10
Town of Hampstead------------
Town of Hampton------------
Town of Hampton Falls------------
Town of Hawke------------
Town of Kensington------------
Town of Kingston------------
Town of Londonderry------------
Town of Loudon------------
Town of New Castle-16----------
Town of Newington------------
Town of Newmarket[7]104542---------
Town of Newton------------
Town of North Hampton------------
Town of Northfield------------
Town of Northwood------------
Town of Nottingham------------
Town of Pelham------------
Town of Pembroke------------
Town of Pittsfield------------
Town of Plaistow------------
Town of Poplin------------
Town of Portsmouth2138738---------
Town of Raymond------------
Town of Rye-103----------
Town of Salem------------
Town of Sandown------------
Town of Seabrook------------
Town of South Hampton------------
Town of Stratham660------4---
Town of Windham------------
Strafford County------------
Town of Alton------------
Town of Barnstead19-46---------
Town of Barrington[8]------------
Town of Brookfield------------
Town of Burton------------
Town of Center Harbor------------
Town of Conway------------
Town of Dover------------
Town of Durham[9]-541---------
Town of Eaton------------
Town of Effingham------------
Town of Farmington------------
Town of Gilmantown------------
Town of Lee------------
Town of Madbury------------
Town of Meredith------------
Town of Middleton------------
Town of Milton------------
Town of Moultonborough------------
Town of New Durham------------
Town of New Hampton------------
Town of Ossipee------------
Ossipee Gore------------
Town of Rochester------------
Town of Sanbornton------------
Town of Sandwich------------
Town of Somersworth------------
Town of Tamworth------------
Town of Tuftonboro------------
Town of Wakefield------------
Town of Wolfeboro------------


[1]Election to fill the seat of Jeremiah Smith, resigned.
[2]"The whole number of votes in New Hampshire for a member of Congress vice Mr. Smith, resigned, were, 6322 . . . 3161 being necessary to make a choice, it will be observed, there has been none." Commercial Advertiser (New York, NY). October 3, 1797.
[3]New Hampshire law required a majority to elect for Congress. A 2nd Trial would be held on October 30, 1797.
[4]The Courier of New Hampshire (Concord, NH) lists Peleg Sprague with 2739 votes and Edward S. Livermore with 811 votes.
[5]The Rising Sun (Keene, NH) lists Peleg Sprague with 2729 votes and Woodbury Langdon with 1425 votes.
[6]The New Hampshire Gazette (Portsmouth, NH), and the Oracle of the Day (Portsmouth, NH) list Peleg Sprague with 2739 votes.
[7]The Oracle of the Day (Portsmouth, NH), September 2, reports 16 votes for Peleg Sprague in Newmarket.
[8]The Oracle of the Day (Portsmouth, NH), September 2, reports 19 votes for Peleg Sprague and 45 for Edward S. Livermore in Barrington.
[9]The Oracle of the Day (Portsmouth, NH), September 2, reports 3 votes for Woodbury Langdon in Durham.


New Hampshire Governor's Council Records, 1797. 138.
Concord Town Records, 1732-1820. 310.
The New Hampshire Gazette (Portsmouth, NH). August 29, 1797.
Oracle of the Day (Portsmouth, NH). September 2, 1797.
The Rising Sun (Keene, NH). September 2, 1797.
Village Messenger (Amherst, NH). September 2, 1797.
The Rising Sun (Keene, NH). September 9, 1797.
Village Messenger (Amherst, NH). September 9, 1797.
The New Hampshire Gazette (Portsmouth, NH). September 26, 1797.
Oracle of the Day (Portsmouth, NH). September 30, 1797.
Village Messenger (Amherst, NH). September 30, 1797.
Commercial Advertiser (New York, NY). October 3, 1797.
Courier of New Hampshire (Concord, NH). October 3, 1797.
The Rising Sun (Keene, NH). October 7, 1797.
Browne, George Waldo. Early Records of the Town of Derryfield now Manchester, NH. Vol. II. Manchester, NH: City Council of Manchester, 1909. 322.
Foster, Herbert Darling, George Mendal Bridgman and Sidney Bradshaw Fay. The Records of the Town of Hanover, New Hampshire, 1761-1818. Hanover, NH: Hanover, 1905. 156.
Hayward, Silvanus. History of the Town of Gilsum, New Hampshire from 1752 to 1879. Manchester, NH: J. B. Clarke, 1881. 87.
Hoyt, Peter L. Hoyt's History of Wentworth, New Hampshire, as transcribed from the Original Manuscript by Francis A. Muzzey. Littleton, NH: Courier, 1976. 241.
Randall, Oran Edmund. History of Chesterfield, Cheshire County, N.H. Brattleboro, VT: D. Leonard, 1882. 105-106.
Seward, Josiah Lafayette. A History of the Town of Sullivan, New Hampshire: 1777-1917. Keene, NH: J.L. Seward, 1921. 124, 236.
Wallace, William Allen. The History of Canaan, New Hampshire. Concord, NH: Rumford Press, 1910. 69.

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