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ence, and still less in point of talents. It was impossible that any rational and reflecting free man could give the preference to Mr. Paull over Mr. Sheridan. This would be to clap an extinguisher on the sun, and supply its place with a little farthing rush-light! The gallant admiral, sir S. Hood, had fought the battles of his Country. Those only who had witnessed the situation of a country which was the seat of war, could form a competent idea of the horrors attending such a situation. That this Country had not been the seat of war, was owing to our Navy. Our Sailors were the guardians of our Peace, our Laws, and our Liberties. This consideration pointed out the claims of the gallant Admiral, and certainly no honour or benefit, that could be conferred, could exceed the deserts of a brave, an active, and skilful Naval Officer.
Sir S. Hood congratulated the Electors on the glorious and
triumphant stand they had made this day. They had nobly vindicated their Constitution; and he could assure them, that in the defence of that would consist their best security, and not in faction. To-day the result of the poll justified the hopes he had expressed yesterday, and placed him at the head of it, by a majority of 444; and on Monday he hoped the victory would be complete.
Mr. PAULL said, the result of this day's poll gave to the Court Candidates a temporary triumph, which by no means dispirited his hopes, nor induced him to doubt, that the result of Monday's
poll poll would shew them a material reverse of fortune. The independent Electors of Westminster would now see that his opponents were driven to the most desperate expedients. No artifice was omitted, which by slander and falsehood might depreciate his character, or which by force or terror could intimidate his friends, or bully him into a dereliction of the cause in which he was embarked. Amongst others, Mr. Peter Moore had, for two successive days, the hardihood to stand forward on the lustings, and impute to him a declaration
" that any porter who should stand forward as a Candidate for the Representation of Westminster, might be sure of 3000 votes, if he would but distribute porter enough." The audacity of the assertion was only to be equalled by its falsehood. lle had never presunied to insult the Electors of Westminster by such a declaration. It was, he felt, a false and infamous calumny, not invented or declared by him, but quoted from she speech of a Mr. Denis O'Brien, who was its author. In like manner had his own principles been basely belied, from the same source; but the falsehood was tuo notorious, and its motives too obvious to call for refutation. He was aware of the formidable combination of a few aristocratical families in Westminster, who had joined their purses with their influence to those of the Ministry and the Treasury, not merely to defeat his election, but to shew the Electors of Westminster, that they must not presume to choose a Representative, contrary to the dictates of this Junto. But, undismayed by their
artifices, unappalled by the whole force of corruption and influence, there he stood to oppose them. He expected 800 votes on Monday. He would stand the poll to the last moment. It was for the Electors now, if ever, to vindicate their rights; and he should never desert them, so long as they had the virtue, and the spirit, to be true to themselves.
JAMES PAULL, and the Broad R. James Paull having sworn with his usual vehemence, and veracity, “ That he refused a Ribbon " as broad and as long as the Order of Knighthood “ worn by Sir SAMUEL Hood, K. B.;" the Electors of Westminster have requested that gallant and generous Naval Commander to confer the Honour of the naval BROAD R on JAMES PAULL. Sir Samuel Hood accordingly intends to add the Naval Broad R. to James Paull's Name on this Monday.
JAMES PAULI, R.
MR. SHERIDAN. The CREDITORS of the Right Honourable Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Treasurer of the Navy, Placeman, Pensioner, Apustate, &c. &c. &c., whose DEBTS have been long rendered desperate, are earnestly requested to attend at his CommitteeRoom, Shakspeare Tavern, Covent-Garden, on Monday, the 10th of November, 1806, to consult on the most efficacious Measures for ensuring the
Return to Parliament of that punctual, correct, honest, and most honourable Gentleman.
N. B. Any SUBSCRIPTIONS, however trifling, and whether in Money or Goods, will be most thankfully received, and most UNDULYaccounted for.
THE OLD AND TRIED PATRIOT.
Electors of Westminster; How many INDUSTRIOUS TRADESMEN have been THROWN INTO GAOL, for even the Costs of Law which have ensued on their legal efforts to recover their Debts of the “OLD AND TRIED PATRIOT!” And by what base expedients did he bid Defiance to the Law ?—Was it not by a Sacrifice of that Property he was bound to protect-the Property of THE PROPRIETORS OF THE THEATRE?
Were not the Sheriff's Officers, their Followers, the Sheriff Brokers, and their Relatives, put on the Liberty List of the Theatre? So that upon any new Play being announced, the House was literally filled with these his Brother Patriots, and the natural Consequences followed—The iniquitous Return to Writs" NO EFFECTS!!!”
Did not the " Tried Patriot” at this time garnish his Table with Peas at two Guineas and a Half the Quart—NOT YET PAID FOR; and drive FOUR Horses to his Carriage ?
Will you give this self-called " Tried Patriot" once again a Protection against PERSONAL ARREST, by Returning him a Member of Parliament for this Enlightened and Independent City? Consider, Electors, and determine for yourselves !!
His NUMEROUS AND MISERABLE CREDITORS will not ridicule, with the “ Old Patriot, the Merchant presuming to offer himself a Candidate. Is he not one of yourselves ? And during the last two Sessions of Parliament, did he not zealously attend to your best Interests in defiance of the frowns and influence of Power, while the “Tried Patriot” was entrenching himself in SOMERSET House, and his boasted eloquence and professions silenced with 7000l. per Annum-his share of the Additional 5 per Cent. Income Tax laid on you, to enable Lord GRENVILLE to take on and PENSION THE BAND or PATRIOTS. He knows the Justice of his Cause, and protects it by
SEVENTY HIRED BLUDGEON-MEN. ELECTORS-He dare not leave his Cause to your
honest zeal-and is he, then, the Man, likely to
HON EST ADVOCATE IN THE SENATE!!!
A NEW SONG.
Now haste to the Garden away,
And banish dull care and reflection ;
For there they go up up up,
And then they go down a downie ; But Sherry and Hood are the men, 1'1 lay you a thousand poundie,