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peace-officer Walters, proceeded, | speech from the Morning Herald, at the hour of two o'clock on and the responsibility of its accuSunday morning, to the private racy belongs to the Reporter for lodgings where Mr. Wood and the latter Paper :Dr. Crompton had beds. As the latter never disclosed his intention of taking the course he did, the visit of such a party of course was unexpected by Mr. Wood, who opened the door himself. The peace-officer showed the warrant; but on Mr. Wood giving his honour that he would not leave the house that night, and would appear before the Mayor next day, the officer departed.
I am not accountable for newspaper reports; but I have no hesitation in saying, that the report of my speech is inaccurate in many important points, and that I did not utter nicle. And I have further no hesitathe words as quoted from the Chrotion in saying, that I never said or had in any way whatever disgraced meant to imply that Capt. Barrie the National Flag; or that he (Capt. Barrie) had brought up his men to vote against their consciences by the price of bribery.
The Morning Herald was referred to, and it was found that
nicle was a copy of that of the London Paper. [The Reporter
Mr. Wood appeared before the Mayor on the Sunday morn- the report in the Preston Chroing, when he was bound over to keep the peace not only to Capt. Colquitt, but to all His Majesty's only observes, for himself, that subjects, himself in the sum of had it not been for the unqualified 2,000/., and two sureties in 1,000l. denial which Mr. Wood has subeach. Dr. Crompton and Mr. scribed, that he used the obnoxious Baxter were the sureties. Captain expressions, the Reporter would Colquitt was afterwards brought have ventured respectfully to vinbefore the Mayor, but upon giving his honour that he would keep the peace, he was allowed to depart. In the course of this day Mr. P. Horrocks, a mutual friend to Captain Barrie and Mr. Wood, waited on the latter, and after some conversation Mr. Wood consented to make the following declaration - The Editor of the Preston Chronicle, it should be observed, copied the report of this the least accurate recollection.]
dicate the accuracy of the report. But the same experience which would have enabled him to speak with a little degree of confidence in his own defence on this occasion, has also taught him that public speakers are often betrayed by the warmth of their feelings into the use of language of which they themselves, perhaps, in their cooler moments afterwards, have
(From another Correspondent.) |der to prevent bloodshed. Two or three police officers were immediately sent for, and received instructions to go to Captain Colquitt and Mr. Wood, and pledge them on their honour not to break the peace. The Mayor at the same time issued warrants against them.
The high words and animosity of the contending parties here had nearly led to the most serious consequences. In a speech on Thursday evening, Captain Colquitt alluded to something that had been said of Capt. Barrie by Mr. Wood, and pledged his word, if it turned out true, that he would call him to a strict account.
The following is an extract of the offensive words from Mr. Wood's speech: "Let him (Capt. B.) bear them (the national flags) against the foe, if he will; but if he were here I would tell him this-that the national flag never was more disgraced than it is by being borne in a procession of men, who are brought up to vote against their conscience by the price of bribery."
Mr. Wood next day.appeared before the Mayor, and was bound over, himself in 2,000/. and two securities in 1,000l. each. The Mayor sent for Captain Colquitt, but his presence was not necessary as matters had been arranged. No further steps were taken till this morning, when Captain Barrie had the Preston Chronicle put into his hand, and after reading it, stood up and said to Mr. Wood, "That expression is too strong! Is it true?"
Mr. WooD.-No, it is not. Captain Barrie.-I must have that in writing.
Mr. Wood immediately left his box, and went out to the Hall, at
Captain Colquitt having ascer tained that words to a similar effect had been made use of by Mr. Wood, wrote to him on Saturday, requesting an explana- the back of the hustings, accomtion; and at the same time inti-panied by Mr. Peter Horrocks, mating, that if the explanation where they remained in eager were not satisfactory, other mea- conversation for about ten mi, sures would be resorted to. nutes. Mr. Wood then wrote out an explanation as to the extract complained of, which he delivered to M. P. Horrocks. They both returned to the hustings.
On Saturday about midnight, Dr. Crompton went to the Mayor and stated what had taken place, and craved his interference in or
The famous Mr. Woodcock, the timber-merchant, who made such determined opposition to the introduction of the military on Fri
Horrocks, after some conversation with Captain Barrie and Mr. Hall, again went out to the Hall, and sent for Mr. Wood. As we understood, the explanation which day, voted this day, and appahe had given was not satisfactory, rently with great displeasure suband consequently he was request-mitted to take the bribery oath. ed to state his meaning in more as he got outside the explicit terms. The parties re- Exchange, he hurried to a waremained in the Hall about three house opposite, and harangued quarters of an hour, when after the mob:repeated alterations and amendments, Mr. Wood delivered to Mr. Horrocks the following—
Gentlemen, freemen of Preston, hear me for a moment. They wish to keep us down by their threats and violent measures.
I am not accountable for newspaper reports; but I have no hesita- make coodjils (bludgeons); I'll tion in saying that the report of my tell you who said I made coodjils. speech is inaccurate in many impor
tant points, and that I did not utter I would have addressed them on the words as quoted from the Chro- the hustings this day, but they nicle. And I have further no hesitation in saying, that I never said or would not hear. Well, I'll tell meant to imply that Captain Barrie you who said I made coodhad in any way whatever disgraced the National Flag; or that he (Capt jils.
He was P. Hopkins:
Barrie) had brought up his men to ("Aye," from a woman in the vote against their consciences by the price of bribery.
crowd, he wears two pair of JOHN WOOD. breeches, and one of them is
This explanation Mr. P. Hor- stolen!"-Great laughter.) But rocks immediately carried to Captain Barrie, who expressed himself fully satisfied.
let us not be coodjilled down; for from the beginning, though I am a timber-merchant, I have not The Duke of Montebello, with made one coodjil, nor given out two French gentlemen, were on one, nor had any thing to do with the hustings the greater part of one. D'ye hear that?-(Bravo.) the day, and seemed to take con- Let us not be coodjilled down by siderable interest in the noisy and them; let us rally round Wood, singular scene which was passing and bring him in triumphantly. before them. The Duke speaks("Get him a good horse, English very well. my boy.) Let us all stand up
Corn Exchange, Mark Lane. Quantities and Prices of British Corn, &c. sold and delivered in this Market, during the week ended Saturday, June 17.
Qrs. £. s. d. S. d Wheat.. 4,094 for 12,181 18 9 Average, 59 6 445 14 10......... .29 7 Barley.. 301 Oats.. 18,372 10,602 17 7..........25 3 72... 113 15 6..........31 7 Beans..1,197 2,319 19 1..........38 9 Pease .. 39 77 16 0......... 39 10
for radical reform-yes, radi-
Friday, June 23.-The arrivals of this week are moderate for all kinds of Grain except Oats, of which there is again a good supply. The Wheat trade has been so very dull since Monday, that to effect sales of any descriptions rather less prices have For Barley, ap-been submitted to.
Beans, and Pease, the demand is very limited. There has been a small demand for Oats, and prices iemain as last quoted.
Monday, June 26.-The arrivals of all sorts of Grain last week were moderate, except of Oats, the quantity of which was considerably aug mented by arrivals from Scotland and Ireland. This morning there is a fair supply of Wheat from the neighbouring counties, but not much of other kinds of Corn fresh up. The dry weather is considered favourthrough-able for the Wheat crop, and there out ENGLAND, for the week end-being a limited demand for Flour,
Average Prices of CORN
ing June 17.
Wheat.. 56 7 | Rye
Barley 28 7
Beans 38 3
Total Quantity of Corn returned as
Occasions much dullness to be ex-
Barley experiences a more free trade than of late, but not at better prices. Beans and Pease are each
Sold in the Maritime Districts, fors. per quarter higher, the reports of
Monday, June 26.-The accounts from Kent and Sussex state the growth of the Bines as rapid, but with partial appearance of fire blast from the hot, weather; but little doing in the trade. Prices nominal. Duty, 170,000/.
Maidstone, June 24.- There are some few reports of the Hops rather going off, and not looking quite so well, but we consider them of very little consequence; and we have the pleasure of adding that the Bines in this neighbourhood are growing fast, of a good colour, and from their present appearance, the prospect cannot be better.
- Worcester, June 21.-The present weather is so suitable to the Hops, that notwithstanding some increase of fly, the plants are very vigorous, the leaf having a very healthy colour. The Bine is above the poles, and is very luxuriant. Thirty-four pockets were weighed in our market on Saturday: prices nominal.
Beasts... 1,838 | Sheep
4 10 5 6
NEWGATE, (same day.)
Per Stone of 8 pounds (dead).