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READERS OF THE REGISTER.
to think about, and to provide for from hour to hour, from every morning till night; besides all the AGAIN this week the Register confusion, interruption, and noise, has been behindhand, and for impossible to be avoided at an the same reason that it was so election, that his readers cannot last week. It was Mr. Cobbett's well expect to hear directly from intention to say something to his him again until he get home, readers, in this Register, about which it is expected he will at the famous struggle that has just about the same time that this will terminated at Preston, and some- leave the press. The following thing from him for the press was extracts from the Morning Herald, expected by the publisher up to in continuation of those inserted a late hour: Mr. Cobbett, how- in the Register of last week, ever, has been so circumstanced, contain all the most interest
even to the last day of his being at Preston; he has had so many people to see, to talk to, and to On Tuesday evening, at about shake hands with; so many things eight o'clock, Mr. Cobbett ad
ing particulars of the latter part of the election.
Printed and Published by WILLIAM COBBETT, No. 183, 1 leet-street. [ENTERED AT STATIONERS' HALL.]
TO THE READERS.
dressed the people from the win-House meets. I will conduct the business entirely at my own expense, and have no doubt that I shall be successful. In the mean time, Gentlemen, I beg to return you my warmest thanks for the kindness you have shewn me hitherto. The re
dow of his hotel. The following is the report of his speech, as given by the Herald.
Gentlemen, -I am extremely happy to see you all—I am so happy that I believe any one would wish to be an unsuccessful candidate, to enjoy the same state of happiness that I do at this moment. Indeed I have not been so happy since the day of my marriage.-(Laughter.) This is not the case, I suspect, with som of those who have opposed me; their feelings are very different from mine. But whatever they may think of the business, I can assure them that I will not let it rest so-they shall both be ousted as sure as I stand before you, depend upon that. A new election will take place in the month of March. I shall be again at my post, but I am quite sure Mr. Stan-carriage, accompanied by Mr.
membrance of it shall never be effaced from my memory; and I trust, and believe, when we meet again, that I shall experience the same kindness, and the same attachment on your part, to the honourable cause in which we are embarked. I shall pray for your prosperity and the prosperity of your wives and children; and believe me, that your interests shall continue, as heretofore, to occupy my thoughts. I bid you, most affectionately, farewell.-(Loud cheers.).
Mr. Cobbett then got into his
ley will never venture to show his face among you again. As soon as I reach London, I will write out an account of this unjust and sham election. I will state all the particulars in such a manner that any one may understand them, and may see at once the injustice which has been done, not only to me, but to you. I will have it printed in the sons. The people continued for form of a little book, and send copies to Preston. A copy will be de-a considerable distance out of the livered at each house, and you shall town, many hundreds of them, have nothing to pay for it. (Bravo.)
Clarke (of Norfolk) and two of his sons. A band of music, with bearers of flags, volunteered their services, and preceded the carriage of Mr. Cobbett, who was accompanied by a procession of not less than fifteen thousand per
I intend to present à petition to the particularly the women, crowding House of Commons as soon as that round the carriage of Mr. Cob
bett, and contending with each
other for a parting shake of his hand. As the procession went <through Stanley-street, the poor fellows called from the windows, "We would have voted for you a plumper, if we had dared!"
These, like a great part of those who have voted for Stanley, had been forced to vote for him. The During the interval of suspense, masters compelled them to keep whilst the clerks were counting their promises to Stanley; and the votes, Mr. Cobbett looked now those same masters are ready narrowly at every person who to hang themselves. Stanley, stood in his booth, and such as he though he had thus got all their did not immediately know, he devotes, dared not to join the masters in return, when they wanted
sired instantly to quit-"Be off,
you fellow." Then turning to the
him to assist Barrie; and they have thus put in their old rival, and have allowed him (as far as he had any of the power) to put in another to their total exclusion The following is the state of the
crowd-" "We'll sweat them yet -they'll see such an election of it."
Mr. COBBETT addressed the Electors-Gentlemen, I have all Poll, at its closing, on Monday at along protested against these forthree o'clock.
tifications, which I see here, espe
cially against these four ditches. The French call them fosses, that is to say, places where persons may hide themselves out of the 71 way of shot-(Great laughing) 1,982 9,041 1657 Against these contrivances of Mr.
Number of voters polled 4,103.
Cobbett. Wood. Stanley. Barrie.
[From the Morning Herald, June 23,]
Preston, 20th June.
Mr. Cobbett has just made his appearance on the hustings, amidst the loudest cheerings from the people in front.
Captain BARRIE (very good humouredly("Thank you, Sir."
Nicholas Grimshaw (the Mayor), | I loathe him, as I loathe every have I all along, and do again thing that is nasty-(Cries of protest. But one of these ditches shame, and turn him out-turn I have under my own command. the old bone-grubber out.) At the I shall not use it for the benefit of Captain I knit my brows and bite any one of the candidates. My my lips-at the hero of the Book feelings towards them all are of Wonders I turn up my nose-pretty much upon an equality.-at the foolish, haughty, insolent (Much laughing.) The Captain "individual" I stop my nose.I hate and detest.-(Laughter and (Tremendous uproar, cries of cheers, mingled with hissings.) disgusting," off, Cobbett.) In this happy state of impartiality, not knowing which of the candidates I like or detest the most, it is my determination that this ditch of mine shall be open to the electors of all parties. There shall Mr. COBBETT.-Because he is be one part of the hustings, at so ungenerous and so cruel as to least, where freedom of election put the Oath of Supremacy to shall be maintained. To-morrow the Catholics. As to the gentle- morning I will station two of my man upon his left, the gentleman sons at the entrance of this fosse, of the Book of Wonders, that and every elector of you, that prince of hypocrites (Mr. Wood), presents himself with a certifiI despise him from the bottom of cate of his having been duly my soul-(Cries of shame and sworn, will find admission. I care bisses); and as to the "indivi- not what the consequences may dual" (Mr. Stanley), the very- he to the interests of any of much - spitten - upon individual, the candidates. They are all upon his left, again I tell him that equally detestable to me.
Mr. COBBETT.-BecauseCaptain COLQUITT. Because he is an honest man, and a gentleman. (Much laughing.)