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[From the Morning Herald, June 24.] that position for some time. By Preston, Friday Morning, 23 June. degrees some of the fugitives About half-past ten o'clock a slowly returned, and vented their party of the First Dragoon Guards wrath in coarse expressions against dashed into the street, galloping the soldiers. The women assailand flourishing their swords. The ed them with every sort of offentrampling of their horses-the sive epithet; but officer and men glittering sabres and helmets of behaved with excellent temper the hardy-looking warriors, had and forbearance. The constathe effect of an apparition upon bles, who were now restored to the multitude. They dispersed in authority, went into the erowd consternation; some threw down and apprehended, without resist-their bludgeons--others ran to se-ance, a number of those whom crete them in some neighbouring they had already marked out as depository. The women, who are the most active of the mob during extremely active, and may be the morning, whom they brought said, indeed, to be the chief in- into Mr. Cobbett's door. Ninestigators of all the riots which have teen persons were taken up, and taken place here, perhaps calcu- being hand-cuffed two by two, lating on the impunity which their were marched off to the House of sex affords them, remained still, Correction, a considerable dis-> and called out to the bludgeon-tance, accompanied by an escort men to stand and not lose the of dragoons. day. Captain Polhill (by the

way, a nephew to the candidate

of that name who contested the Preston, Monday Night, June 26.、 late Southwark election) com. As soon as the clock strucks manded the party of dragoons. three, there was a tremendous They stopped and formed in front shout in the area in front of the of Mr. Cobbett's door, and kept hustings. The Mayor. then an


nounced the state of the poll, first appearance and first expres

and declared Mr. Stanley and Mr. Wood to be duly elected, after which the acclamations were increased..



sions made on your minds. I am
gratified to think that I am not
only at the head of the poll, but
at the head with such an over-
whelming majority. I am nearly
one thousand above my nearest
competitor, and have polled more
voters by one thousand than ever
were polled by any candidate in
Preston before; but besides that.
I have at hand a great number of
friends still who have come up to
poll in my behalf.-(Hear, hear.))
To all my friends, whether they
have polled or not, I return my

Mr. STANLEY then proceeded to the front of the hustings, amidst the loudest acclamations. As soon as silence was restored, he addressed the multitude to the following effect:-Ge: tlemen-At the close of an election unparalleled in this town, not only for its duration, but for the actual fumber of votes polled, I have great difficulty in expressing my feelings of gratitude for the warm, best thanks-thanks, I assure


cordial, generous, and I might them, that flow from the bottom of almost say, unanimous support a warm and grateful heart.— › which I have received from this (Cheers.) I cannot disguise, how town. Many years since I be-ever, that I-feel a peculiar diffi came acquainted with Preston. A culty at this moment in addressing number of years ago I expressed you, not on my own account, but my determination to offer myself on account of the Gallant Capi to your notice the first favourable tain on my right. The language opportunity; and. I feel pecu- of triumph must always be harsh liarly flattered that your experi- and grating to the ears of the un ence of my public and private successful candidate. I should character has not diminished the not wish to hurt the feelings of favourable impression which my any man; and, least of all, thes

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feelings of that Honourable and impossible for me to have used
Gallant Officer, whom I am proud any influence, and that I have
to call my friend-for a more ho- all along deprecated those mea-
nourable, a more brave, and sures which caused interruptions,
more upright man than Capt. or prevented the whole of the
Barrie does not exist. (Loud electors from coming forward
cheering.) I have received marks fairly and freely to give their
of kindness from him which enti- votes. I said at first, and I have
tle him to the warmest place in kept my word, that I would split
my heart, and proud I am to ex-with no party. I acted impar
press my sentiments. I should be tially towards each party, and
the last person to say any thing only regret that the election has
that could hurt his feelings, or the not been brought to such a full
feelings of his friends, for the conclusion as might satisfy the
utmost good will and gentlemanly minds of every one of the voters.
conduct have, from the beginning, I have uniformly advocated every
existed between the two parties. measure to that effect, and I defy
Another circumstance I regret ex- any man to say that I have fa-
ceedingly—the unsatisfactory con- voured any measure, or any at-
clusion of the poll; for there re-tempt that could interrupt the
main doubts on the minds of many, proceedings. Captain Barrie,
as to the issue, if all the voters though he has lost, will have the
had been polled. Many believe satisfaction of reflecting that he
that the sentiments of a great has stood out the contest like a
number of the electors have not brave and gallant sailor, as he is.
been distinctly seen.-(Cries of
hear, hear.) This I regret, and
you will do me the justice to say,
that it has not been caused by
any conduct of mine—that it was

Groans and applause.) He
came late, he came not so well
prepared as some of us, he has
sunk at last, but he sunk without
striking, and went to the bottom

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with his colours flying-(Bravo! as follows:-Gentlemen, there bravo! and disapprobation.) I are moments in every man's life, will not detain you by recapitu- when he feels it difficult to give lating my political opinions. I utterance to the sentiments with stated them at the commencement, which his breast is filled. The and the opinions I once adopt, I first of those sentiments with which not quickly abandon. I have I am animated is gratitude toalways openly avowed them on wards you for the exertions which the three great leading questions; you have made in my favour, and and consequently it is unneces- which have at last placed me in sary to repeat them at the final the proud situation of one of your close of the election. I now take representatives in Parliament.leave of you, and thank you all Gentlemen, you have nobly fulmost cordially for the kindness filled the promises which you and support which I have re- have made to me when first I ceived. I will not make pro- offered myself to you, and it only mises, because I do not count remains for me to fulfil to you the much on promises; but I call promises I made to you, in my upon you to judge by my future new capacity as your representaactions, whether or no I serve tive. I am well aware of the aw

you faithfully and truly.-(Great ful responsibility which attaches

to such a character, particularly when it has devolved on one who ventured to come forward, not on


Mr. STANLEY having withdrawn to his place at the back of the hustings,

any personal merit, but entirely

Mr. Wood then came forward at the call of the people, and

to the front of the hustings, whose boast it ever will be that amidst the greatest acclamations. he has been the humble instruAs soon as the applause had sub-ment of achieving the people's sided, he addressed the electors triumph. I shall endeavour to

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show my gratitude, not by words, of victory, that would hurt the but by my votes and acts. Gen-feelings of those who have been tlemen, I hope that it is not ne- unfortunate in the contest. 1 have constantly told you that I thought my adversary was mistaken that he was not the less honest because he differed in opinion with me. I may be mistaken as well as he, and I only hoped that I should be judged by him with the same charity which I extended towards him. Gentlemen, you have triumphed in ca just and righteous cause, and that cause I am sure you will not sully by any harsh language or insult, ing gestures. You will recollect that on the first day of the election I endeavoured to obtain silence, when one of the candidates, whom you did not wish to hear, wanted to address you-I begged of you to give him a hearing. With respect to another topic, I can only say with Mr. Stanley, that I too was always anxious that the whole of the electors should be polled out. My canvass was most complete, and if the polling had gone on another


cessary for me to recapitulate my opinions; but I will say that, if any stie can arise from honesty and consistency of opinion, I have reason to expect that I shall long maintain my connexion with the people of Preston. I cannot, like Mr. Stanley, appeal to the acts of my public life-whatever little of my conduct is entitled to the name of public has been spent amongst you, when, eight years ago, my friend Dr. Crompton offered himself to your choice. Since that time I have been the object of the recollection, and I hope of some lingering affections, amongst you; but I little thought the kindness and perseverance of the people of Preston would have so soon realized in my favour those projects of ambition, which I had scarcely ventured myself more than to dream of. I agree with Mr. Stanley in saying that I, as well as he, would be the last man to say or do any thing in the moment


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