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supported as he was by all the Aristocracy, by the influence and the purses of no less than ten Dukes, was only 45 above his opponent; whereas he, opposed by the Court, the Heir Apparent, and all the Aristocracy, and supported only by the people, stood, at the same period, in a much higher situation. To the people and his principles alone he trusted; through them he hoped for victory. They might rely on it that he would, by perseverance, afford them every opportunity for exertion. Upon the fifteenth day of the poll they might depend on seeing him there, standing undaunted, whatever the result might be. He might be defeated, but he could not be disgraced. If he was defeated, however, he begged the people to reflect, that it would involve the defeat of English Liberty, for which alone he contended against the basest coalition that, perhaps, ever was formed. Of such a coalition he was sorry to see Mr. Whitbread a member, but he could hardly be surprised at any thing on the part of that gentleman, after what he had heard from him that day; after he had given the aid of his influence, to raise against him (Mr. Paull) the cry of Jacobinisin. But he despised the calumniator as much as he detested the calumny. In considering, however, the character of the calumniator, the evidence of Samuel Whitbread, at O'Connor's trial, in Maidstone, naturally occurred to his recollection. And what did Samuel depose on that occasion? Why, that he considered O'Connor as a man of the highest honour, and that his sentiments were his own. Mr. Paull stated, that
upon the rectitude of his principles, he relied, for the preservation of his character against that calumny, the power of which, whether applied to his private or public character, he entirely disdained; and he was fully confident that when the reputation and consequence of Mr. Whitbread should sink into place, his character would, whatever might be the event of the present contest, stand well in the estimation of the Electors of Westminster, and of his Country.”—Mr. Paull had no sooner concluded his speech, than he jumped down from the Hustings, amongst the crowd, and was, as formerly, conveyed home in triumph. The concourse of people was at this time exceedingly great, and the shouts of " Paull! Paull !" resounded from every quarter.
DI ED On TUESDAY, the 11th Day of NOVEMBER, 1806,
at Half-past Four in the Afternoon, at her Lodgings, (the Shakspeare Tavern, CoventGarden,)
THE LAST HOPE
Treasurer of the Navy, &c. &c. This Lady, after a short, but painful Illness, expired, with a violent Struggle, in the Arms of her Daughter DESPAIR, greatly lamented by all her Friends, as, by her Death, that renowned 2
Patriot will be deprived of every Means of Subsistence, she having been his sole Support for a great number of Years. HER Obsequies will be attended to the Grave, with all due Solemnity, accompanied with the Groans and Tears of all the Placemen, Pensioners, Ministers, Clerks, Collectors, Tax-Gatherers, Fraudulent Debtors, Gamblers, Swindlers, Rogues and Vagabonds connected with the Family.
500,000 Frenchmen are to land in this Country before the Meeting of the
NEW PARLIAMENT ?
Wednesday, November 11. At the close of the Polling, and before the num. bers were announced,
Mr. WHITBREAD presented himself to the crowd, and spoke to the following purpose :“ Gentlemen, will you do me the favour to hear me? I have the greatest respect for you all, those who vote for Mr. Paull, as well as those who vote for my friend, Mr. Sheridan. I respect and honour honest and independent men, whether they vote for the one or for the other of these Candidates. I only wish, that those who are the friends of Mr. Paull, would procure silence, in order that that gentleman may hear me, as well as that you may hear me.
If Mr. Paull had heard me yesterday, I am sure he would not have made the observations he did. All that I said, as to the Candidates, was, that I had a respect for them all. I never called Mr. Paull a Jacobin, nor made use of any expression as to his principles. His principles, I only said, were before you, as well as those of the other Candidates. It is for you to judge for yourselves, which of them you like the best. Gentlemen, I believe the result of the poll today is in favour of Mr. Sheridan, and, I trust, it will continue to be so, and that he will be triumphant. Whether he be so or not, however, I hope that all of the independent Electors of Westminster will have expressed their sense, by polling for
one or other of the Candidates, let the majority be for whom it will. I shall be glad that this contest has been fought, and that the true sense of the Electors has been taken.” [Mr. Whitbread was here interrupted by huzzas, and loud bursts of laughter, occasioned by some one amongst the crowd calling out, that Mr. Whitbread's impudence was much stronger than his porter.'] "I have no objection,” continued he, " to talk to any one amongst you, so long as you shew
yourselves to be so good-humoured, but I would rather it had been over some pots of my porter, for the more you drink of it the better. -[Loud laughter]. I have never met but with the greatest civility on the part of all the Electors to whom I have spoken, and I never attempted, by undue means, to pre
of you to vote improperly. If any attempts of that nature have been made, I trust that the discovery of them will lead to the punishment of the offenders. You heard an allusion made yesterday by Mr. Paull, as to what I had said in a Court of Justice, upon the trial of O'Connor, at Maidstone. I have only to observe, upon that subject, that I wish that every thing I ever have said, either there, or in the House of Commons; should be read and heard by you all; for I should not have had the impudence to appear before the people of England, as I now do, unless conscious of having been their frieod. When I cease to be your friend, I hope you will cease to be mine. I think I cannot shew a greater friendship to you, than by supporting that Candidate whom
vail upon any