A General of the Revolution: John Sullivan of New Hampshire

By Charles P. Whittemore | Go to book overview

XV: DECLINING YEARS
JULY, 1788-JANUARY, 1795

The struggle for ratification marked the climax of Sullivan's postwar career, and his public life was drawing to a close. The political events during the months following ratification apparently held slight interest for him. True he once more would be President of New Hampshire, but his appointment as federal judge would draw his attention to new fields. His active judicial career, however, because of a debilitating illness, was to be of short duration only.

This time as Sullivan approached the election for President in 1789 his opponent would not be John Langdon, who had resigned the office to serve in the United States Senate. Now Sullivan ran against John Pickering, who was filling out the remainder of Langdon's term. As the results came in, Sullivan showed a slight lead and ended with 3,657 votes over Pickering's 3,488. Since this did not give him a majority, the decision went to the Senate, which decided in his favor. 1 The same pattern emerged in the voting during this election as during the previous ones involving Sullivan. He had been able to maintain his sway in Strafford, Cheshire, and Grafton Counties, and had rather wide appeal. Only in Hillsborough County had he run consistently behind in the presidential elections. His home area, Strafford, always supported him, and the frontier preferred him to the Portsmouth candidates, Langdon and Pickering, although at times the frontier areas offered their own candidates. In all the elections Sullivan had been able to poll votes in Rockingham County, except in Portsmouth, which tended to hold down his

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