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shake hands with; so many things eight o'clock, Mr. Cobbett ador worsnemon sit vitalities of others et bustni I

Printed and Pablished by WILLIAM COBBETT, No. 183, fleet-street. [ENTERED AT STATIONERS' HALL.]

dow of his hotel. The following is the report of his speech, as given by the Herald.

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

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 some 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 be

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

fore 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. ley will never venture to show his Clarke (of Norfolk) and two of face among you again. As soon as his sons. A band of music, with I reach London, I will write out an account of this unjust and sham bearers of flags, volunteered their election. I will state all the parti-services, and preceded the carculars 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 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.)

riage of Mr. Cobbett, who was accompanied by a procession of not less than fifteen thousand per

sons. The people continued for

I intend to present a 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 PROCEEDINGS AT

other for a parting shake of his


[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.

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 massired instantly to quit-"Be off, ters in return, when they wanted him to assist Barrie; and they have thus put in their old rival, and have allowed him (as far as they'll see such an election of

you fellow." Then turning to the

crowd-"We'll sweat them yet

he had any of the power) to put it in another to their total exclusion The following is the state of the Poll, at its closing, on Monday at three o'clock..

Number of voters polled 4,103,

Split votes for Cobbett. Wood. Stanley. Barrie. 544 1,873 3,005 1,586

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Mr. COBBETT addressed the Electors Gentlemen, I have all along protested against these fortifications, which I see here, especially against these four ditches! The French call them fosses, that

is to say, places where personis may hide themselves out of the way of shot(Great laughing. Againer these contrivances of Mr. 2

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 the old bone-grubber out.) At the Captain I knit my brows and bite my lips-at the hero of the Book

I have under my ovn command. I shall not use it for the benefit of any one of the candidates. My feelings towards them all are of Wonders I turn up my nosepretty 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 be one part of the hustings, at least, where freedom of election shall be maintained. To-morrow

Captain BARRIE (very good humouredly Thank you, Sir." Mr.. COBBETT.-BecauseCaptain COLQUITT.- Because

be is an honest man, and a gentleman.—(Much laughing.)

Mr. COBBETT.-Because he is

so ungenerous and so cruel as to

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put the Oath of Supremacy to

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

prince of hypocrites (Mr. Wood),

I despise him from the bottom of my soul-(Cries of shame and hisses); and as to the "indivi

dual" (Mr. Stanley), the very

and every elector of you, that presents himself with a certifi cate of his having been duly sworn, will find admission. I care

not what the consequences may be 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.

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