New Hampshire 1813 U.S. Senate, Ballot 2

U.S. Senate (Federal)
U.S. Senator
New Hampshire 1813 U.S. Senate, Ballot 2
New Hampshire
Second Ballot
U.S. Senate/U.S. Senator
Jeremiah Mason, Charles Cutts, scattering
Candidates: Jeremiah Mason[1]Charles Cuttsscattering
Final Result: [2]---
General Court---
House of Representatives[3][4]129394


[2]"In spite of their nominal majorities in the legislature, the Republicans of New Hampshire in 1812 were fatally weakened by the defection of their Peace party members. This not only led to their defeat in the presidential and congressional elections but made itself dramatically evident in their failure, during two full sessions, to elect a United States senator. Responsibility for this debacle lay with Josiah Sanborn of Epsom, who had been elected to the senate as a Republican but who belonged in spirit to the Peace party (fn: Plumer to William Plumer, Jr. December 5, 1812, Letters 4, Plumer Papers (Library of Congress)). He voted against all Republicans nominated by his colleagues and insisted upon the election of John Goddard, who, since his electoral vote against Madison, had of course become anathema to the party stalwarts. The legislature finally adjourned without electing a senator, thus permitting the Federalists to send Jeremiah Mason to the Senate in 1813." The Ninth State. 278.
[3]"The hon. JOHN GODDARD having declined the appointment of a Senator to Congress, the Legislature proceeded to make choice of JEREMIAH MASON, Esq. to represent this State in the Senate of the United States, for the term of six years." Portsmouth Oracle (Portsmouth, NH). June 12, 1813.
[4]"Thus is appears that Mr. M had nearly half the democratic votes in addition to all the federal votes. In the Senate he had the UNANIMOUS vote." Portsmouth Oracle (Portsmouth, NH). June 12, 1813.


Connecticut Gazette (New London, CT). June 12, 1813.
Portsmouth Oracle (Portsmouth, NH). June 12, 1813.
The Constitutionalist (Exeter, NH). June 15, 1813.
Intelligencer (Portsmouth, NH). June 17, 1813.
New-hampshire Sentinel (Keene, NH). June 19, 1813.
The Virginia Patriot (Richmond, VA). June 25, 1813.
The Weekly Messenger (Boston, MA). July 2, 1813.
Turner, Lynn Warren. The Ninth State: New Hampshire's Formative Years. Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, 1983. 278.

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