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counts upon hooking another to, not a word will you hear coming him. Why, it would be better from his lips. Never will you that the people should send one, hear of any thing from him that and the Corporation another. would do credit to the town of Lord Derby, in fact, sends two. Preston. Never will one word That contemptible creature, Wood, meet the ear that could be of any I will not even allude to further service to you. If you had chosen than this-he and the son of Derby me, you would have seen someshall be ousted from their seats. thing different by the beginning Derby has fixed his claws on this of next Session. It won't stand, borough as much as any Peer has however, and all your votes I fixed his claws on any borough in count upon when I return in the the empire. But it will not do-month of March, and return I shall. the election cannot stand. Wood Then we shall have none of those told you to-day, that though he barriers-those stakes and dealhad come forward to serve you, boards that have prevented you he could do nothing against the from doing justice. When I came overwhelming majorities in the first among you, I promised to reHouse of Commons. Why then main till the 27th of June. Todid he come forward? I told you morrow is the 27th of June, and that one man of resolution-of that day I will remain, but afterhonest and sincere principles-wards I must go somewhere else. and of determined courage, might In the mean time, I express the save you. Wood says he can do greatest gratitude for your kindnothing for you; and why, myness-a kindness, too, which affects friends, had he then the impudence me the more, as it shows more to come forward? If he could do public spirit, more distinguished no good, why did he not stay at love of country, and more public home?—(Laughter.) Why come spirit than is to be met with in here if he could do nothing? America, or in any part of Engalways said he had no pretensions, land. I pray for your happiness neither he nor the sprig of Derby. and prosperity, whether I am preI said I could do something. But sent or absent. I pray for the poor Wood, what will he do? The happiness of your wives and chilmoment he enters the House of dren-God bless you all (Good Commons he begins to tremble, lad-God bless you.) He then and on my honour I assure you, retired, but shortly after came
back and called upon them to de- I support, and trust that when I again appear (which I most certainly shall) as a Candidate to represent you in Parliament, your kindness will be found undiminished.
clare by a show of hands, whether he was the man of their choice. The show of hands was very general. He again thanked them for their kindness, and bade them adieu.
Tuesday Morning. In the course of the morning, Captain Barrie issued the following.
I am, Gentlemen,
Monday, June 26.
Mr. CORBETT having announced his intention, last night, of going away by "day-light,” induced a great number of to assemble about twelve o'clock, round the Castle Inn; but about that hour he determined not to go until evening, and an intimation to that effect was conveyed to those who waited.
To the Independent and Loyal Electors of the Borough of Preston.. Gentlemen,
Although I have been under the necessity of complying with the law, which restricted the polling to three o'clock to-day, I am proud to assure you, that I had at that hour, according to a fair estimate made by my Committee, several hundred electors in attendance, and eager to vote for mc. In announcing this to you, I find myself utterly unable to express, in language sufficiently strong, the gratitude I feel for your arduous exertions in my behalf during the whole of this long and severe contest. tuated by an unfeigned regard for of Management the character and welfare of this four ex-weavers, who have detown, I presented myself to your
About four o'clock this day the ceremonial of a mock chairing took place through the principal streets of Preston. It was indeed a most amusing specimen of practical burlesque. The Committee consisted of
notice, and, notwithstanding the late voted the whole twenty-four hours period at which I declared my pur-in each day of the last fortnight to pose, I experienced a reception
which, in warmth and sincerity, the amusement of getting drunk. cannot be surpassed, and must ever The first thing they required of be to me a source of high gratifica- those who wished to do honour
To disgraceful and illegal conduct, to the occasion, was, that they and a gross violation of the freedom of election, is to be ascribed my si
should not be able to move three tuation on the poll; and it now re- feet without assistance. About mains to be determined by the House of Commons, whether the present return, effected as it has been by the intimidating threats and violence of Mr. Wood's party, can be sustained. I thank you most cordially for your
sixty exceedingly drunk, and very wofully attired persons, formed themselves into a sort of procession, being under the ne
cessity of leaning against the wall, The following is a copy of the for a considerable time before it answer of Mr. Wood to the mesould advance. The beadle of sage sent to him on the part of the parish was the person chosen Capt. Colquitt, on Saturday. for the very perilous duty of occu-Capt. M'Quhac was desired to pying the triumphant chair on have an answer in five minutes. the occasion, and nothing but a In about 45 minutes Mr. Wood perfect oblivion as to all things returned the following answer :could surely have made him insensible to the dangers he was about to encounter. By the help of one or two bystanders, he was first of all placed in a crazy legged chair, and in that state he and the chair were abandoned to the doubtful support of five or six of the party. They began to move-it was an exquisite scene
-the principal persons wore some very coarse flour in the absence of hair powder-two worn-out brooms served to remind the spec-It tators of flags and banners-and one blind fiddler performed the musical functions required by the occasion. Such a spectacle was the ragged line of poor drunken creatures. They went this way, they went that-zig-zag was the order of the movement. Such cursing such jogging -- such blubbering-but lo, the ecclesiastical establishment had almost
been curtailed of its beadle. The [From the Morning Herald, June 28th.]
chair after a variety of "all but's," absolute'y fel', and with it the poor beadle. No acciden happened he was put to sleep.
Red Lion Inn, Preston, 24th June, 11 o'Clock p.m.
Mr. Taylor is requested, on the part of Mr. Wood, in reply to Capstate that he has never at any time tain M'Quhac's note, explicitly to one-during this election asserted, that the British colours were disgraced by being followed by such a man as Captain Barrie, or made use of any words to that effect. To Capt. M'Quhac, R. N.
[From the Morning Herald, June 27th.]
It is said that the expedition of Captain Barrie to the North, will cost John Bull ten thousand pounds.
is also further said, that the Ministers have not been for many years in such a fright. The idea that a certain person could speak as well as write, and the threat, that one of his first motions would "That the Six Acts should be burned by the hands of the common hangman,"-such a threat was more than their nerves could bear.
Preston, Monday, June 26.
The triumph of Mr. Wood has been clouded by a proceeding which, if it had not been suspend
ach by the interposition of the law, at all. Finding that these repeat would in all likelihood have pro-ed provocations were not likely to duced fatal consequences. It be followed by the effect which should be observed that early last they anticipated, Captain Barrie's week the friends of Mr. Wood got friends waited for the first opporan intimation that every opportunity to make a hostile overture. tunity would be taken by Captain A passage in Mr. Wood's speech Barrie, and Captain Colquitt in of Monday night, appeared to particular, to fix a quarrel upon those gentlemen to amount to that him. Hence it was, that, in the degree of personality that would different altercations which took warrant thein at least in demandplace on the has igs, Captain C.ing an explanation. The lan was observed to aim his remarks guage used by Mr. Wood on the at Mr. Wood, and sometimes not occasion, is as follows:-(Morning failing to point them with very Herald, June 22), "The editor violent personality. However, of a Saturday paper in this town "let us do nothing until the elec-tells us that Mr. Stanley's colours tion is over," was the language are handsome-that my colours uniformly made use of by Mr. are handsome-but that they can Wood and his friends. The in- stand no comparison with the in tentions of Capah Colqui be- teresting national colours discame still more manifest on Fri- played by the True Blues. The day, on the hustings, when during national colours, do they not be the conflict of crimination and re- long to me-to Mr. Stanley-to crimination that took place be-you-to all who form a part of the tween candidates, agents, electors, nation and contribute to the sup poll clerks, &c., Capt. Colquitt port of the State? and for any openly and significantly declared individual, be his rank what it that the violence of the mob was may, to assume them as a distincprovoked chiefly by Mr. Wood's tion to himself, is a piece of the barangues, which he described as most presumptuous pride.-(Great infamous and cowardly. Still de- cheers.)-That Captain Barrie termined to adhere to the advice has fought the enemies of his of his friends, and take no step in country gallantly and well, I can consequence of these personalities believe; but, knowing what his until the election terminated, Mr. principles are, I lament to see Wood paid no attention to this him appropriating the national offensive language, if he heard it flag. Let him bear them against
the foe if he will; but if he were had said that Capt. Barrie had disgraced the national flag?
here, I would tell him this, that the national flag was never more dis- Mr. Wood said, that under the graced than it is by being borne present circumstances he could in a procession of men who are take no other course than refer him brought up to vote against their to a friend; that friend was at consciences by the force of bri- present in Manchester, and he would lose no time in sending for him.
bery. (Immense applause.) No man will show greater respect to Captain Barrie than I will at the Mr. John Edward Taylor (of the head of his jolly tars, and in his Manchester Guardian), the genproper place; but when I see tleman alluded to by Mr. Wood, some induced by gross bribery-arrived in the course of the day on when I see others compelled by Saturday, when a correspondence the most abominable tyranny-to was opened by him, on the part vote for him who appropriates the of Mr. Wood, with Captain Manational emblem, then I say that guay. The passing and repassing flag is disgraced."-(Cheers.) of the despatches between the A consultation was held by parties excited the observation of Capt. Barrie's friends, as to the Mr. Wood's friends, and in parpropriety of demanding an expla- ticular of Dr. Crompton and Mr. nation in his name. But it was Howard. It was past twelve determined that, under existing o'clock on Saturday night that the circumstances, it would not be particulars of what passed came strictly etiquette in him to act the to the knowledge of Dr. Cromppart of a principal on the occa- ton, and he immediately waited sion, and Captain Colquitt agreed on the Mayor, whom he was un
to perform that office for him. On the evening of the above day, Captain Maguay, on the part of Captain Colquitt, waited on Mr. Wood at the Red Lion inn, and requested to see him, in a private room. He then stated the object of his unpleasant mission, and said he was authorized, on the part of
der the necessity of calling out of his bed. He stated that he believed it to be the determination of Mr. Wood to call out Captain Colquitt if he persisted in refusing to retract the offensive expressions made use of by him on Friday at the hustings. A warrant was made out, sworn to, and
Captain Colquitt to know if he Dr. Crompton, Mr. Howard, and