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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 so election, that his readers cann last week. It was Mr. Cobbett's well expect to hear directly from,

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was so

intention to say something to his him again until he get home,

readers, in this Register, about the famous struggle that has just terminated at Preston, and something from him for the press was




which it is expected he will at about the same time that this will leave the press. The following extracts from the Morning Herald, in continuation of those inserted


expected by the publisher up to a late hour. Mr. Cobbett, how- in the Register of last week, ever, has been so circumstanced, contain all the most interesteven to the last day of his being ing particulars of the latter part at Preston; he has had so many of the election. Ma Dravi people to see, to talk to, and to On Tuesday evening, at about

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shake hands with; so many things

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eight o'clock, Mr. Cobbett ad it city A

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

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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

dow of his hotel. The following is the report of his speech, as successful. In the mean time, Gen

given by the Herald.

Gentlemen, I am extremely

tlemen, I beg to return you my warmest thanks for the kindness you have shewn me hitherto. The re

faced 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

happy to see you all—I am so happymembrance of it shall never be efthat 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

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.

Clarke (of Norfolk) and two of

his sons. A band of music, with

bearers of flags, volunteered their services, and preceded the car

riage of Mr. Cobbett, who was

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 accompanied by a procession of been done, not only to me, but to not less than fifteen thousand peryou. 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.)

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

other for a parting shake of his

hand. As the procession went

fellows called from the windows,



through Stanley-street, the poor [From the Morning Herald, June 231]

Preston, 20th June.

Mr. Cobbett has just made his appearance on the hustings, amidst the loudest cheerings from the people in front.

"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 him to assist Barrie; and they you fellow." Then turning to the

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


sired instantly to quit-"Be off,

crowd-"We'll sweat them yet -they'll see such an election of


Mr. COBBETT addressed the

The following is the state of the Electors-Gentlemen, I have all Poll, at its closing, on Monday at along protested against these forthree o'clock.

Number of voters polled 4,103,
Split votes for
Cobbett. Wood. Stanley. Barrie.
1,873 3,005 1,586






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tifications, which I see here, espe

cially against these four ditches. The French call them fesses, that is to say, places where persons may hide themselves out of the 71 way of shot(Great laughing.)

1,092 3,0419 1657 Against these contrivances of Mr.


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Nicholas Grimshaw (the Mayor), I loathe him, as I loathe every have I all along, and do again thing that is nasty-(Cries of

shame, and turn him out-turn the old bone-grubber out.) At the Captain I knit my brows and bite

protest. But one of these ditches I have under my ovn command. I shall not use it for the benefit of 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

Captain BARRIE (very good humouredly("Thank you, Sir."

Mr.. COBBETT.-Because

Captain COLQUITT.- Because

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

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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

Mr. COBBETT.-Because he is so ungenerous and so cruel as to 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),

and every elector of you, that presents himself with a certifi

I despise him from the bottom of cate of his having been duly my soul-(Cries of shame and sworn, will find admission. I care hisses); and as to the "indivi- not what the consequences may

dual" (Mr. Stanley), the very

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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