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   British Press (Newspaper) - March 11, 1820, London, Middlesex                                KING'S THEATHIi.' ' I-- THIS EVENING,SATURDAV", M*ri been effected by being taught to act the part, as be is |h'i-frctly good tempeied. rg^HiS EVENING. SATURDAY, March M, JL will be performed BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. After whieli, LOVE IN A VINTAGE. The whole to conclude with THE DOG OF MONTARGIS. GENERAL ELECTION. ' \VtSTMiNSTER-ELECTION. March, 1820. WE'COM'MITTEE for c.ind.icii.ig ilie U E-; ELECTION of the' Hon.'G. LAMB resVPCtfullj^ in. form tbe:Rleclin3 of WestmiiKster, thai the POLLING li�s CqM.MENCED., and >ti'\\\ continue ewery liny from Nio.0-till Four, o'clock, and an early Attendance of A/r. Lamb's Friends is partirularly reqtlesled. Pnriicliial Coinmiltces sit daily at the following PFapes :- Sr. Aone'ir Coflee-honse, Deaii.street, Soho ; Angei liin, SI. Clement's; One Tun, Jermyii-streel; British PoBue-hOMse, Corkupurrstreel,; Swan Tavt-ru, Briilge-strcfl; White'Horse, Pimlico; Jjo.lSS,, New Bond.street; and Ihe Geviera| Com-iDitlec-Rnurn, at 42, King-street, Covent-gnrden, where a(l Ojmirtfliiical'ibns reiipe'cling the Election will be thabkfuUy AV. A. MILES. Seri-etiry. THE COUItT 1 e^aDia^^SEOKS. o/. the GOVERNOR and mSiVkm-of tt�-BA�K.>;�� 1 inaceti aD kli.have been tnarle this. -. d^.on.infr.behalfbave not been Bo:en�eclive..|is�� ,. .062 Lord Mayor........ 1,8^)3   Wailhman.......... 1,550 Curtis   ............ 2,064   Wilson .........2,207 As the Poll will finally Close mi TUESDAY, the 14lh instant, at Three o'Clock, your early Vote is most earnestly requested. The Committee meet daily at Ihe King's Head, Poultry where any comntunications will be must thankfully received. TO THE WORTHY AND INDEPENDENT LIVERY .   OF LONDON. Gentlemg-V, APOLL of 602 votes in my favour this day pioves that, even at this period of the contest, you are far from being iiiilitrerent to my success. In truth. Gentlemen, this respectable maiiifistation of oiir streiigili, under all the circumstances of this E'eclion, tborouglily satisfies me, titat before the close of the Poll oil Tuesday ne.xl you will maintain the honour of our common cause, by placing me in such a distinguished .iialion among ihe Candidates as will no luuger render iny rtitiirn a subject uf solicitude. It ought not, however, to be dissembled, that all tiur streoglh must immediately be brought into the field, and that the most careful discrimiualiim al the hualings must be exerted in using that sirengtli; but if every honest Elector does bis duty promptly and judiciously, our victory is certuio. 1 have the honour to be, Genllemen, Your faithfiil anddevoled Servant, ROBERT WAITHMAN. Guildhall, March 10, 1820. TO THE WORTHY AND INDEPENDENT LIVERY OF LONDON. GENtLEHEy, HE COMMIITEE for ccmHnclintr the ELECTION of Alderman WAITHMAN address you, after the Fourth Day's Poll, with a wclj-grounded confidence of ultiwinte siiecei^s. They know the f trengtb of their reserves, and the firmness of the velri-ans, who, in the next or last three Jays, will not fail to place their favourite Candidate, the lon.g-tried Champion of tht: Rights of the People, above his Minisieiial Opponents. Gentlemen, the Lion of Liberty is arousing by a sense of danger, and during the remainder uf the poll you will give a lesson to our adversaries which lliey will never forget. You have for some days been insensible of the inarch which the enemy has been Healing upnu yru ; but the Committee are quite sure you have only to be convinced of the necessity of exerting yurselves, to ensure a victory as decisive and as glorious as that which was gained in our last contest. Geutleiuen, our cause, onr niciij^and uiir principles, are Ihe same now as they wci'e then; and there are at present eight thousand unpolled, votersr yit at the same time it ought not to be concealed that no man must rely on his neighbour, but on himi-elf. (;.-nllemen, the Commillce conjure yon to suffer no miscalculation, no false security, and no base iiiiinii/lations to induce you to withhold yonr free and inilependent votes in favour of llie man who has at all times proved himself worthy of your choice. JOSEPH HURCO.MBE, Chairman of the Commtltee. Guildhall Coffeehouse, Maich 10, 1820 statu of THF poll, fourtii day. Wailhman.......... I,ba0   Wood ____.......... 2,0(^2 Wilson............ 2,207   Lord .Mayor ........ 1,803 Curtis............... 2,(K>4   Thorp..............1,584 N.B.-The Conimiltee �f Alilennan Waitbnian are cou. Btantly sitting at the Guildlialj Coffee house, where they will be happy to see their Friends as ibey proceed to the Poll, which it should be understood will finally Close at Three o'Clockon Tuesdayjnext. TO THE WORTHY AND INDEPENDENT LIVERY OF LONDON. Gbntlemes, AGAIN I leiiew mj^ thanks for your .itpndy and independent sujiportl manifested by the Poll of this day. However I may vary my expressions of acknowledg-rt'eiit, gratitude and confiilruce are the sentiments of my he-jrl :-gralitode for your conliinied (uv�nr-confidence in your liberitl.and unabated zeal; but permit me to remind yuu, that ipaiiy thousand Livnyineii remain unpolledj and th"^t an early aitendance will diniinish their own trouble, and give additional security -to a good cause. When 1 compare the numbers that have attended on the present Election, with.those who, on the la�t Election, bad, by their volra, rxpre^cd their.principles, 1 fear that^ome torpor may exist, wiiich Ihe present circumstances of this cnntrst and of the country do not allow. Never, I submit, was it more iin-'porlaiit that persons should be returned to Parliament whose principles ' are known-whose patriotic conduct has been uniform-�whose ludependenee has been tried-whose love to Civil and Religious Liberty has been demonstrated by their sacrifices and thejr toils. By this criterion I nni willing to abide; audi advert to my past disinlcrestnl and strenuous exertions in' your servfci., as the best recomineudation to your preaent confidence, anil as the best pledge for my future life. And have tlie honour to remain,.Gentlemen,: Yuiir.-t^voted, faithful, ajid obedient Servant, ENGLAND givn Tiptin_ Thai a GEN ERA L CO,ql, THUilSpAY,; the ;i6lli;f�aa Forenooijj^o consideV be subintttfd io' the'cpiiwi pxpediencyjof presenting �!t,ii! on the' DUATfl of >'he, J/' TULATION onlhJs.W THRONE; anrfalsa^lf-wilt he held at-lhv'BifW meit, from Ten u'Chwfcl ,Aftf.rnoOT�, for, ihe.iE.LJ., DEPUTY. r.oy,ER?i,gi^;f| hedrcUrfij that Eyetiiiip'i 'ciinfitioed' by Adjourprn'e'ir nnHE ..f 1!!, r' :-.'   i-.-i .�iaMI�(Ji�l Ihe Bank, on it.,*^(tJr�-Ifa�nir vdte* will he ready to be delivered at tW! BtjaJe uii Thurwlay the 23d . .^iB^RttT, BEST, Secretary.. N. B-By an Aetrpiisae*rWe^'eYenth yearof'fhe rtten of his late Majesty, no person will be enlite^l to vote al tlif said Election who shall not liaye been Six Calendar Months possessed, in his oWn right, of Ihe Stork for which he shall then give bis vote, nnless the saidStock shall have been acquired, or.shall have come by beqiievl'uuxV7v',\nn I aerii\, they are selling tJ-.e very finest Dutch Coffee, roasted, fllAltHij,^^ WOOD. ! ai3s.3d. per lb.; Do. Do. Plantation Do..3s. do.-Deacon and Go. he.g to assure the Puhlic, they iqay at all times con-fiilenllydi^pend upon their Articles being of GeunineQiia- l.ord Mayor......... 1,803-   |iiy, and tlie tiuesir Ffavoi'ir that ran'be procured.   Families Thorp............'.. I,.i84 ; supidied wi(h Refined and Raw SUGAIB bf the best qua- Wailliimin i.....1,550 I liiici.-N.B. Fine Turkey Coffee.      " Dealers and .Kutel.k>'ppers (upplied on liberal terms. The^i-ctinn fjfr rfcjy'iiis;Y)t t6~(re'(iire the Cwif- 'ifeWf.-'Mr.'LiWtJSx+^i DejimyHIgh lin'iliff/jeceivedtt +ett b (inir proceeded ti()twithstati iirtertB(jlioii. Alter t^n T)'i'l6t(k' tli'fe^^ifi'fteriBd- vdtcts W?re persuitded to *et8iw ''tlirir voles, in order to ct  hitn that it - wonld-' liuve .the eftj-ct of keepiiig the poll iinnec�?s!'�rily open, 'it wmk ^ecliued. The books wecp witlidriH�i�iU>t^e|i?(�";�i'ttofk.     .. VVhtle- the: ii(tti)b'fi^ Were coimting, the Hiqh l}a)l�tf -ai!clre��ed the/�Je^tbf�, tJ^BlBttgjs-thBtB fot tlieir onltrl'y depnrtihent during^e^^^test, and TecomtnetidJDg them as aiK exiimf)le to4ill populous and contested bbrnit^hs in the kingdotn. The iioinbers Hnnnnnreii were- 1,364 1,156 �Kit::, r:  ;^--Jr � --v.' same- Price as at-'thcir Establishiiieurin llondtin, viz. Fiiifst Dulrh C*ffee, roasted...iV. 3s:'3d. per lb. Pj). Po.,Rlaut^tiou Do.....ii..3s. Oil.   dg. i C. Calvert Esq............. Sir R \YilSun.............. SirT. furton..............     458 lyir. {Calvert iiumediately advanced. He was parlipuiarlK ipdebied for that, thtir fourth exertion in the contest, and for the great nujnbi-rg by whici) they, had ileeided it iil liis favour. T|iey might ret'Jt assured thdt the pltins lie hud chalked for liiin* sfilf, and which had been so uniformly approved by thefft, lie would still pursue. If any question of difficulty should be started, such as that vvhich had been intitnaced in the placard, the Roman Catho> lie question, but vyhicli, by the way, he had never voted for, us was alleged by the---[Mr. Calvert wijs here injerrupled by the Htgh BaiiifF, who informed hitn that he was premature in returning thatiks, as no return had yet bee,n declared.] - (A lailgk.J-^Thh being done, Mr. Calvert re-suined. He hoped as Ippg as ever he should remain, in ti^i House of CoaiuioHS, that he should never com^iijit a greater blunder than he hnl done out uf.. it,, to refurn his thank� for their favours prematurely. H,e trusted those thanks would not be the less acceptable because they were tog proitiptly offered. He was going to say lie had never vofejj foj- jCathortc emancipation. But, in fact, uo such question hai^ eviir beeu brought forward. Aill tha,i iiad ever been done was a motion for a Co(umittee to inquire into the grievances of the Catholics ; and to their petitions for that obr ject, or iticieed to any petitions respectfully coucli-ed, prayiiig the House for cofisideraiioii of the claiins of the jietitiouecs, he never could, he never would turn his back-So Jong as he repreeeiitgd them. f Loud applause.J-It ,Wiis imposstlple tii -aali.'fy every one of his constiiuent.i. 'J'he elei-'tors were made iJp of persons holiliiig ;i.^r^5U .variety of speculative political opinions. In any gre'-ft questiuu th^t should H'fi''!? A* would iieyer vole until he h^(|l '(;:alled his constituents together, consult their wishers, and act accordingly. The C,iit,holic questioii ^v^as one upon vyhich he shpuld feel himself boutid .to guitied by their [tarticular direction. Having .t^.aqked Ihern, his next-th;inks were due to the H'^h, fii^iliflF, lor his impartial contiiict, not only in condnctiiig the election, but for iiis readiness ill (jailing meetings I'or political purposes, whenever j^e^^juested so to tlo by the electors. He complimtnle^l iheni oi\ tlie patiev.ze and forbear-aii'.e which they hatj shewn to the failing candidate, upon ,wl)oui, however, he would not make any disadvantageous ohservatioiiR. He would not pursue a fajlen etiemy> Indeeii the Hon. jLiaroiiet had thrpugltout behaved like, a geiitleinan. He had nothing more to add. He w;ould exercise his best judj�iTi.ent on their behalf; wheu that failed him, he would come and eonsutt that of his constituents.- [Applause] Sir R. Wir.soN was received rather more ruplur-out-ly. To their eKertions he owed the speedy close of the contest. He had not been so sui^guine in .iiis expectations of that conclusion as his colleague, who hud for once belied the proverb, that a man mi'ht be a good prophet in his own country. There should be no exertions wuiitinfj on his part to prove his fidelity and gralilude. When they had first sent hitn into Parliament, they sent hiin as ojie whom they thought worthy of serving them. Now he was commissioned by litem as one who had been found worlh"y of their service; and he prided himself upon that, not so much as a per.soniil distinction which he had acquired in lavu',,_f liiin-aelf, as a iiieans which wmiUl give hiui -y-liiional power to be useful to them and the country.- [appilause,]-He was placed in a station uf honour which was tile hitjhesl llial any man-coiijd obtain ill u free State, when that honour resulted from dignity conferred  upon him  by an independent eltictive b.njly__[iipplause.)-It Jiad beeu charged to hitn and his colleague, that they wished to make S()uthy�ark a close borouoh. He declared that such had never been his tnclin-4lion or wish ; he hoped never to live to see Soiithwatk changed inlo what he would call an herninphrotiife: biirout;h, half .Whig and half Tory-[Lcingliler)-clyiiig out from one side of its mouth, " Aye," from the other ' No;" a borough so repre.^euled, that nobody w\iuld be able to ui^certain what it wished.for; one party rrquiriii)^ an anfjnientalion of taxes, thi otiier re()iie8tiug ,tliHt. there. shuiilil be noaugmeutalion. If ever this shoul.d come to pass, the electors must "suffer. The candidates might be' froward and peevish one with the other, like man and wife, and say " I will," and " I won't;" but baviiig to rest on tlie satoeibed, .most likely they would make up their ditferencen, and lie down quietly,together.- .- {Laughter and applause,)--'Ut: hoped thin would nev^r l�ke,j),luee"; iii,8u.Cjh,B Case there (^oiild never be ail j' thing h(it'^iHJs?ry at hpti)e,'. aiVd^'scpff and coiittiti^^t .eTse.where, ("^e..Sid upt tlmik ^iiy'apu-'offl?; ^V^iifi} xer Jrpin jijiuseif .dt .:hjs .^c'olleague�tu their opponent.   Every thing ihat'liad passed was mere joke, uii�lihonj{lMbe Hon. Baronet bwt can-ttoned ihein againnt'liiof^hing when an Eugti*V�i�fcii tunabled fnJo coU wfirei-, he-^houghr fie' (Si-Thofha'*)' woiild iiut- object to llti?ir'h��i|hiiig together on being released from so mijcri'*�ier. He ft:lt mtjc.ti flattered by. the .coiDj^titn^n^s and good opinion of,the HunouraJble ffacooet^ wl^ljcii he hoped to eiijqj? as Jong as J)�| lived., I'b^te'jfjijs oue topic Trhi(:h;ljf,iHp�euted this i/itiijdijctjpujoi- he wished it had not ^jeen brought for^vwc/j j He knew the Barpnet had too. iD,uch head and, he�r{
                            

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