1798 United States House of Representatives elections in Vermont

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Majority vote required to win, necessitating a run-off election in the 1st (Western) district.

District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates[Note 1]
Vermont 1
"Western district"
Matthew Lyon Democratic-
1797 Incumbent re-elected. First ballot:
Matthew Lyon (Democratic-Republican) 49.7%
Samuel Williams (Federalist) 22.0%
Daniel Chipman (Federalist) 19.5%
Abel Spencer (Federalist) 3.8%
Israel Smith (Democratic-Republican) 3.4%
Others 1.6%

Second ballot:
Matthew Lyon (Democratic-Republican) 55.5%
Samuel Williams (Federalist) 37.9%
Israel Smith (Democratic-Republican) 6.6%
Vermont 2
"Eastern district"
Lewis R. Morris Federalist 1797 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. Lewis R. Morris (Federalist) 86.5%
Nathaniel Niles (Democratic-Republican) 6.7%
William Chamberlain (Federalist) 2.5%
Stephen Jacobs 1.9%
Stephen R. Bradley 1.1%
Others 1.2%


  1. ^ Only candidates with at least 1% of the vote listed

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