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Publication: British Press March 18, 1820

British Press (Newspaper) - March 18, 1820, London, Middlesex NuMBiii 5390; LONDON, SATURDAY, MARCH 18tanatondon, and Borough of Southwark), and the Pu!ilir :il Inrge, arc must respectfully informed that (in con-�ts E. Ociinett. Aflrr which the favourite Scotch Ballet of EDGAR and EFFIE; or. The SCOTTISH CHIEFTAIN. luiitatinos of London Pfrforiners, vi�. Mr. Mathews, Mr. TUriey, Mi. Fairen, Mr. Munden, Mr. Blancbard, and Mr. Kra^u, by Mr. John Reeve. To conclude with the popular Burlcttaof __WHERE SHALL I DINE? |"1HE Ki"H"ide.y KVTON, Stock Brokeri at bis old aiiil'liicky OOirf, 2, Curnhill and Lombard-street, where all Business in the i'c.blic Funds is transacted with fidelity aud dispatch. THE NEW LOrrERY. ~ WEBB, Stockbroker, 9, CornhiH, pre-vious to soliciting new favours, respectfully bcgj leave to return his thanks lo'lhe Public fur tlie patronage' lie expi-rieiicid in the Lottery Contract just concludi!(),^.irbd rejoicvs Iha! that patronage, sn lihrrally bestowed, has be6n � Su richly remunerated, having dislribnted among his Friends TWO of the ifW.OOO Prizes, viz. 2..'?70..,..,in 9 Share*.,'..;. f 20,009 S, 11 Shares......�20,000 IWiilea Three of Ihe minor Capitals. A NEW LOTTERY is now on Rale,causistiug of 20,000 Tickun; the Scheme .contains 4a,000f. more than the Hinount of Money usually allotted by Government for Prize's to such a number of Tickcis, There are 102 Ca-Iiitalx, iucinding FOUR .... Prizes of____�30,000 TWO .................. 20,000 TWO .................. 10,000 Three per Cent. Consuls. Anuobg the many votel arranneinenii inlroducril into this Scheme, that which is most interesting of nretenf is . THE PRELIMINARY DRAWING fVhirh is to take plareon the IFth-of A|h-il, when the S,000 IViziirof 30f. will be decided by attaching oM af to tfery lenih Number IhroBgltoot t)ie whole Lottery, witlwut ih-riiling their fate any further, as ihoseTickel* that ntay be thui emit led io30{. aud those that are not, will all be drawn M the usual way, on one of the four following Days, viz. THURSDAY, 27ih APRIL, THURSDAY, 18th MAY, TBURSDAV, Ist JUeiE, . FRIDAY, a.'Jd JUN�. *t* This ii held oat as an injjuqpnjent t� jmrthtuttarlg. Tickets andSbiiresare noirmi Sale atWEBB'S Fortunate Office, No. *, Cdrnhilt,-where JScUeme*,: expUioinR-the mode of Drawing, -wUtr the Noial�e.r� of'^be TidcelB la bei t>iit into the Wh�tt'at difftrent ^eriud#i-tt��f'acleminablel Prizes, and er�iy �thcr ptrtlcnlar,^rt Jii*a�3Iirenlerli!i�gibi than those publiiliied mt other Offiees, miq^ fc^ffciril'^w; i GENERAL ELECTION. TO THE WORTHY AND INDEPENDENT ELEC TORS OF THE CITY OF WESTMINSTER. GEBTt.*MEN, THE turn of the tide in tny favour, in nntici-- paling which my Friends and myself have been deemed presumptuous by our adversaries, has at length taken place; may i be permitted to congratulate yon upon this rvcnt, and to remind ynu Ihiit irjth yourselves alone rest the resiills to which it may-lead. The confidence I have so frequeotly expressed from the hustings, which the event of Ibis day's-]ioll h.-i3 eoiitributed to strengthen, is founded on the promises of u decided majority of iur rtglus. Mr. Whilbread, by extraordinary exertion's, has this day' placed himself seeoiid on the pull, by a small majority. Upon your zealous and early assistance. I rely however, wilh contidenre, assnred that I^hall regain that distinguished situation which it is my anibilion to obtain. rtiavellie honour tu remain, Genllemrn, "^'^ Your faithful and obedient Servant, WILLIAM MELLISH. Bush-hill Park, March 17,1820. STATE or THIS BAY'S �OLL. W. Mellish.................... 262 G. Byng ...................... 437 S. C. Whilbread ................ 285 The Committee fur conducline the Election uf Mr. Afel-lish meet daily at his House, 112, Bishopsgalr-street, where all communications respecting bis Election are requested to be addressed. fVESTMlNSTEJi ELECTiON. EIGHTH DAY'S POLL, Friday, March 17. The following were the numbers polled at eleven and one o'clock yesierduy : - Eltten. One.. For Sir Francis Burdctt...... 45 ........ 107 Hon. George Lamb......102 ........195 Mr. Hobhonse.......... 39........ 89 Shortly after fonr o'clock, when the notitication of tlie numbers was made, they appeared to be ai follows :- Fur Sir Francis Bordetl..............3,105 J. C. Hobhonse, Esq.............3,8�7 Hon. G.Lamb..................2.217 This placed Mr. L-amb 89 above Mr. Hobhouse, and 65 abov^ Sir F. Burdetf, on the day's poll. When the crowd had for a few minutes indulged in a tumultuous display of tiie irritated feelings excited by the exhibilioii of the polUbourd, Mr. Jones BuRDETT addresfed them. The in-duli^eiictt with wl.tch they had before heard him encouraged him again to offer to them a few remarks. Though Mr. Lair.b had gained a little during the day, the state of the poll was not at all diecuuniging. Their own fiiends, perhaps, had not ctroie forward wilh that zeal which was wished and expected; but when they took into considerutinn the numbers who, from all he hud been able to observe, had found il incoiivenieiit to come up at this time of the week, and the numbers which were reserved for Moiiduy aixl Tne.'.day, and also that Mr. Lamb's numbers, such as they were, had been swelled by a great proportion of ministerial votes, they ivould see that there was very liltia reason for the independent electors to be dismayed.- [.4p-plause.J-He believed, lliougli he could not slate it with confidence, that it was to the last consideration he had mentioned that Mr. L'.inib might attribute the superiority bfliia numbers this day. The lively imagination of Mr. Lamb had yesterday enabled him to find a resemhluiiue between Sir F. Burdett and a jock-ey.. Now what pnrt of-Sir Francis's dress it was that suggested this to Mr-Lamb he could not say, but it was he ulniie who could have tilled up the picture.-f Apptuuse.J - But Mr. ilobliouse bad certainly jockeyed (in the fair and honourable sense of the term, in which way only it could apply to the electors of Weatniin-ster, or to Mr. Hobhouse) him out of a great majority of votes.- (Laughter and cheers ) - kny one but Mr. L'linb would have seen that there was an apter analogy between the electors of \yestminsler and tii� high-mettled tactr.-[Great qjtplause.)-That liigh-tneOled racer would, he Yrusted, cany Mr. Hobhouse through the course tripniphantly, aud enalile him to jocky his �]l^o-neat'out of the election,-fChterintr.J-It had been well said that ".brevity was tite soul of wit," and 'he was well aware that that quality would be ihe best rpcummeiidation of rfny thing he had to dffer them. He knew that any remarks which he might make were of little consequence iti-uiiy other point of view, than hs they might gain the approbation of the people i.f Westminster. It was a very important lisa Iter that their character should' be faiVly represented, but they were libelled every day through the country; for he thought that aiiy body of people were libelled, when sentiment* uiid views t of horough-itt'whence it itrose. Now, could any two things he- more opposite than this description, and the present �tatet)f Sjeptennial Pnr-litments > There was notnorerMemblance between this state and that which ;Btkrke described, than between the sun at nobo-Hay'in-meridian blaze, and the sombre rays of ^li oHedsively smelling^ farthing rush-light.-{'Plaudits.)-He exhorted them to keep op their �piViteatediy attempted to speak, and reperitedly desisted in cuns�iiieiice of-the tremeur douB storm of interrtiptioit iWhich regularly assailed hin) on opening his lips, ^fter braving the tempest for a length of time wHli great patience, and good twmourr~/A[pMgrfri^jif" Go OM. Mr. iMtb; go on .'") -he*|>i:bfeftde'i^k-^5l^^ m %he Gentlei^an who had just addressed,"them thought. Sir. Bob-hou�e had no reason ttr be di>couraged at the rtate of the poll, he thought that neither had he-(ajj-plause)-and hie wa#-gjad that the state of the poll was a source of so much satisfaction to both parlies; -(a/iiufi-A.)-[ilr. Burdeit had talked of jocA:�y-4/ii/>, and said that he (Mr. Lamb) had been out. j'oc/cie Gentliiiitiiin^ - own'term] too soon-(a laugh)-- and .ft'noBr-liiriied out'that this terrible high-bred ahini!^', ill Newmatket phrase,, was in such a jaded condition thafihey Were obliged to get a parcel a( wret-^arf hackney coaches to draw him np.- (LciioKter.)-He, on the contrary, had gone on froiiMie beginning in an even regular pace, not making a great splash perhaps-(ti/riitg'/i)-l>ut he assnred them it would be continued to the end. Perhnps ill this election the old saying wcmld be verified that they stumbled who . ran fast.-(a laugh )-The friends of his opponent perhaps wanted a little more breathing time, or perhaps the rooming was a little too cloudy for them, for his opponent bad told them that the reason he had polled so few yesterday morning was that there were a few cloudiinthti sky. Certainly those'friends must have l>een of a very delicate constittitinii, and rather cold feelings in the cause whom n few clouds, without a drop of rain, had kept back from the hustings.-(app/air�e.)-He was surprised that the memory-of his opponent, who was so familiar witli. Shakspeare, did.not suggest the (Passage to him- " The self-same heaven That frowns on me looks sadly npon him." Mr. Burdett luic| told them that brevity was the soul of wit; however, it mV-llM^Mbte to be^ short awi not witty.-{/i laugh.)-Offbdt he feared lie should himself afford a spectineii. His 'opponent , had put a uumber of questions to him yesterday, whicli, he said, he expected he (iVlr. Lamb) would answer another time. Now, as he thought that no candidate had a right to question .another, and as he inferred that he intended some good to himself iirhaviug them replied to, he had given no answer to them theu, and he believed he should .give no answer to them now,'-[LMUghter and. applause.) - It seemed he expected he (Mr.-Lamb} khould lay before him all his grounds of success and plans regarding the electiou. This was a very different tone from that assumed at (he last election, because then Mr. Hobhouse and his friends had told them that they knew all the secrets uf his Committees as well as themselves. He called npon the electors of Westminster to resist the dictation of an active minority. Whatever might be said of iiiflneiicp, he should maintain that those electors who voted for him were as free, .iudependent, and uninfluenceil, as any "f tliose who supported him could possibly be. Having said so much, he had only to-inforin them, that he had quite enough of friends remaining to return him to Parliament, and to wish them a good evening.-(app/a��e.) Mr. Hobhouse said be was glad to tiud that his Hon. opponent had .exulted with so little success. But the majority of 89, which he had this day, if continued through every day to the end of the election, would not be biifficient to put him above himself. Mr. Lamb had told them in his advertisement, that the tide of success had changed in his favour; but it had not changed, there was no turn of the tide, it was only a little back-water, or a whirlpool, which whisked about for half a minute and then was dowti agaiji,-(Applmse.)'-Vis supposed it wa� the fr'leiu^-of his opponent who had raised those laurels on t|ie standing opposite to the place he occupied; irt least he had not observed them yesterday. Bnt-ti^y were but a shurt lime there, and were withered, aud he thought they were a 'fair ty|H> of that -success with wfiich his opponent would finally be crowned.-(Great op-plau$e.)-\\e funiid that hewas now further ail-vanctid than on the eleventh day of the last electwii, and this was but the seventh day and one hour uf were attri^Hited tn tliem which they did not enter-j^he poll. The only dictation exercised over the tain. It was imputed to them, that they held wild and viMonary theories of reform. Now as reforiuers they were mere plagiarists ; they had taken their plana of it from the speeches, pamphlets, and wrjtingg, of the greatest geniuses, and men of the most enlightened understanding that England hail ever produced.-^CAe�r�^--Burke, for instance, nlhtte.mind was a store-lioitse of-kiiow-ledge, had said in his pamphlet " {>a the Cause of the present Uiscontent," tliat the House of Commons was not - a'.standing part of the Constitaiibn, that it ought to issiie out of tlie people, ntid be ! speedily reeojived �gain into the muss from whence it arose. Could any- words more til* reform which the people' at' We�tniiii�ter de-tired i^ But compared with -flitf- ^reseiitinode of'{ i;ejire8en^tit)ii Ii6w it' diiffer frbiii it ? EyWty' , bptjy, knia� Ut�it! ,iiie Jfiouie of Cpip.iupji.s liow-a-^ , dityt.did.Inot wnjfr oiit the people, iljuifiowja' they said that they were very glad of it-leaving to the (lerson to whom the remark was made to draw his wn inference. He had also heard that a very iiif^i.eiiiial person i� Westminster, who it could iKit he denied was also a very respectable one, told all his workmen that if they voted for him (Mr. Hobhouse), they should be turned out of his employ.-[Shame, shame !)-He frequently heard of things of that sort. He thought that there was netliing unconstitutional in a hackney roach, and as that whicli was made use of by Mr. Lamb's own friends, he supposed he had no objection to it.-(** None in the world," IVIr. Lamb observerl.)-Any candidate had certainly a right to put questions to another, but the other had a right to exercise his discretion in answering them or iioti It Was the conviction of his mind that Mr. Lamb had not tiie remotest chance of success without mi-nisterial assistance.' It was on principle that he (Mr. Hobliouse) had come forward ; he had ilo personal motive whatever. Even Mr. Pitt had said, that withoat a Reform in PilVliameMt, no honest man coald act as a Mioister.of this coaitlry, Mr. Lamb was opposed to the Ministers ai a oiember of * party, lie was hostile to thein a� forming a part of tiiat Kj'stem which he wiahed to see overturned. He had no pleasure whatever in the war of words which had been carrying on for some days; he would much rather have taken part in a reci|i4racaiton of kind and courteous language.-(opp/auje.)-If Mr. Lamb could convince him that he had a fair unbiassed majority of the electors of Westminster in his favour, he would not give him another day's trouble. He put it to Mr� Lamb whether he could really feel any hope of su(:cess i However, as he seemed resolved to keep the poll open till the fifteenth day, and as the battle was to be fought, he hoped they would fight it maufully. The people then retired. MIDDLESEX ELECTION. people of Westminster by tlie Gentlemen of his Committee was, that tliey stated fi-hat their own political opinions were, what they conceived ought to be those of the person viho sought to represent the city of Westminster in Parliament, and that his sentimeuts appeared to square with their standard. This was a thing of which every individual could judge forhimseljt Dictation implied; some sort of control; but the only control imputable to the Gentlemen who'took an active pai^t.iii supportinghihi was, that since '1�67 they had 4akeir every opportunity of expressiiigtlieir'opiniflii of the necessity of re--j foriit. Aa'Mr; Liimb said, and^tio doubt thought, that no Uiidiie^ iifflueiice'was-'ejtti'ciBed over the eUctors wh6, voted for hrin^'.;|)6j(|^id beg leave to 'CoihiiiiiVticate'to Wita ''Uj^ which. Yesterday the road between Brentford and Hyde-park-'.Corner displayed unusual and increasing biTittle from as early an hour as seven o'clock in the morning. Many vehicles besides the coaCbes geiierally travelling that road, were in requisition, filled inside and out with the friends of the candidates. Those in the interest of Mr. Whitbrbad wore favours of true blue and pink; Mr. Btno's colours were light blue and orange; Mr. Mem.ish's light blue singly. -The town of Brentford was, of course, uncommonly busy. Very spacious anil well accommodated hustings were erected in Brentford Butts, where the town population were eagerly waiting for the arrival of the iHd applause.)-No impartial person but would concur with Jiim in saying, that since England was a kingdom, she never was in so perilous a situation as that in which she now stood-{Applause, It is too true.") - And what were the means to extricate the country ? He would answer, by the true constitutional exertions of independent ami honebt Members of P-jr-liament.-(opp/aufe.)-It was therefore the duly as well as the interest of the people to return to Parliament those ��ho, fiirgetful of their own private ends, were determined to devote themselves to the public good-(/ipp/uMje,)-men who wqold employ their unbiassed, uninfluenced talents in the service of their coiintry.-^(opp/a7/�e.)-They anti-cipaietl that he meant to propose a person of that description-(upp/oufe)-he meant their old Repre-sentathve, Mr. Byng. He knew him us a neighbour, as a friend-he knew his public and private worth. Those,, who like himself, watched Ins public conduct, knew hew to appreciate it. He (Air. H.) bad served with him in Parliament, and lie could with truth aver, that Mr, Byng never glWe^a vote tosbridge their liberties, or to increase th�?ir burdens.- {Great opp/�Hinent, .with promises aud teats, but still be thuli>ii;1it that this was � time when the people had a r'uj^ la expect from the candidates, that came before them, an explauation of their public prioci-ples.-(app^tii�e.)-Before he VvtHild consenti to vote for any man, he would ask the candidate-, to pledge himself to support, by evefy means, a iKaciicali fair, ami moderate teform.-r-(app/aMfe.) He would expect il pledge that, he, if returned to ParluMifeot^ would-exert himseirto remttve from the ^opli^ the> burdens under whicb tbeyr, labour. He was sure to assertions of this kind Mr. Byng could give a ready answer. He would jur'ge of the ioture by the past, dud he would not he^it^ie �ny, that the people might with safety t� the hands of Mr. Byng their best and He�re�t itt-tere8t8.*s.-(Greor applause.)-The eyes of the kingdom at large #ere placed on^the conduct of the voters of Middlesex, th-y deservedly led hf way on many public occasions; fheir exaiH}�le would be followed by the coonlry dt large. If they would send men into Parliament who would faithfoUy discharge their duly, they ai�I tifeir posterity would have reason to rejoice; if they sent men of another description, they might mourn wirlj unavailing regret, but they wi;uld seal tlie doom of their conntry.-�-{app/aMJ/'.)-He had the hniinu* itt proposing to their consideration a man nlio would justify their expectations ; if honour, diliseiit e, lii'd indepetidence were necessary for constituting a p!|,V.:*lio wereynot actuated by i-eMi'h or corrUudM>tiyet.= ^-He would support Mr. By�ig, as a G^iJ^^ma^-ibf-id^al and p^ilriotic principles-a man whps^falf^ily served the country. During ihi� war, wiriftt'he was fighting for their liberties in the Senate, hi;?'^ihkiii rbt1)ther in tiie field of battlfi was leading'on "their'-prmies to victoiy. He eti-pected tlfafiSvery candidate would support the Con-^ stitutigp'established-af-the Revolution ; and as he knew't(ht Mr.'Byng was firmly attaclied to that Con|titution,' he had the honour of secoiidiii* his nomination.-[applause.) . Sir John Gibbon next came forward to propose Mr. Mellish ; he was received witii much disapprobation, mixed with partial applause. He said that it was not the first time he addressed them fruiii the hustings, in support of the Gentleman he no* proposed as their Representative-he meant Mr. Mellish.-(/y�re mucA disapprohalion was expressed, which continuing for some time J Mr. HaRTEY came forward, and said, � Gentlea men, I am sure no friend of Mr. Byng would wish to gain a temporary triumph by the interruption of the worthy Baronet. If we cannot gain our point by the goodness of our cause, and by sourid reason, then we shall achieve no triumph at all. For God's take hear him." The expressions of diiapproljafion Still more or less centinuing- Sir John Gibbon, addressing the eleCtorsj said, " yoiir savage yells shall have no effect upOu me." Here the utmost indignation was nianifesledi and Mr. Sheriff ParHins stood forward, and told the Baronet, that no such insulting language would be permitted from the hustings, addressed as it was to the people who assembled thet'e to exercise the dearest rights of freemen.-[This teas reeeiiied with snuck applause.)-^^The Sheriff then addressing Irim-self to the Gentlemen who stood round the bost'i ings reporting the preceedings for the newspaperf, he said he hoped that such expressions as dropt from the worthy Baronet would not be reported. A Gentleman from the crowd, in a very low tone, said, that the worthy Baronet and his friends ought in fairness tu have the full benefit of those expressions ; certainly, he said, they could reflect no dis* grace on the electors. After order was somewhat restored- Sir John continuing his speech, said. Mr. Mellish was a man of high ctiuracter as an English merchant and an English gentleman. He was dignified by the extent and fairness of his dealings, and as a country gentleman he ranked deservedly high. He was distinguished too as an hiinoarable and a eood friend.-(tVie* of " To whom is hi a friend?")-^ Gentlemen, continued the speaker, the radicals of the present day contend that private character h-as nothing to do with public condtx^t; but you find in his public conduct the best proof ef his private "worth.-{" Yes tee do, in his votinff 10,000/. a year to the Vuke of yorft.") -He would not pot his claims on his private character, hut he would boldly rest them on public comluct. He it was that enabled Wellington and Nelson to carry Ihejr conquests to the -xtent of the globe-he it was that supported meusuris which overturned the tyrant of France.-[IJis-ies.) - Mr. iVJellish did his duty in the last Session of Parliament, by supporting measuras to put down domestic enemies-{Co�iEir,riitef��tt^ii^.|^yj[ef of" He is, he is.")-T-Gt:ut\ew*tit,eti;mt#^ j-Ianaer, Mr. Mellish, in his zeal twti;yiijftrt;i^^B^ (>aii given up his present comforts inn^;1^�lip^^u, -{Langhler, and fries of jf(;�*',�a;/�fif^^:^i^sf, man .'"�) -and 1 iiopf to jee him' agaIc. Whilbread as.a fitrptt^piii^o riepreufnl^you in |?�r� (Fbr evndHsion i*t tait fSt.) : ;

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