1798 United States House of Representatives elections in South Carolina

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District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
South Carolina 1
"Charleston district"
Thomas Pinckney Federalist 1797 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. Thomas Pinckney (Federalist) 100%
South Carolina 2
"Beaufort district"
John Rutledge, Jr. Federalist 1796 Incumbent re-elected. John Rutledge, Jr. (Federalist) 65.6%
Pierce Butler (Democratic-Republican) 34.4%
South Carolina 3
"Georgetown district"
Lemuel Benton Democratic-
Republican
1793 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Federalist gain.
Benjamin Huger (Federalist) 41.9%
Lemuel Benton (Democratic-Republican) 32.4%
Tristam Thomas (Federalist) 22.2%
William Thomas (Democratic-Republican) 2.0%
Joseph Blyth (Democratic-Republican) 1.6%
South Carolina 4
"Camden district"
Thomas Sumter Democratic-
Republican
1796 Incumbent re-elected. Thomas Sumter (Democratic-Republican) 64.6%
Richard Winn (Federalist) 35.4%
South Carolina 5
"Ninety-Six district"
Robert Goodloe Harper Federalist 1794 Incumbent re-elected. Robert Goodloe Harper (Federalist) 65.3%
William Butler (Democratic-Republican) 34.7%
South Carolina 6
"Washington district"
William Smith Democratic-
Republican
1796 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Federalist gain.
Abraham Nott (Federalist) 43.8%
William Smith (Democratic-Republican) 43.2%
William Hill (Federalist) 13.0%

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