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mean attempt to libel Mr. Paull, but meant, in fact, to do mischief to Mr. Sheridan. Mr. Sheridan's Committee immediately discovered this imposture, and a similar stupid libel against Mr. Sheridan. As an answer to this has been equally disavowed by Mr. Paull's Committee, the quarter from which these tricks originate is known, and will be revealed. November 4.
The following hand-bill has been industriously circulated by the enemies of Mr. Paull and Freedom.
" Mr. James Paull has relinquished all pre“ tensions to the Representation of the City “ of Westminster; having accepted the office " of Master Tailor to Drury-Lane Theatre; “ which lucrative employment is not tenable or with a seat in Parliament.”
The above pitiful attempt (even if it were not, as it is, scandalously false) could never be considered as a degradation, for Mr. Paull glories in the character of an independent British Trader, and feels that
any occupation of an honest man, is at honourable one!
ELECTION QUERY. Who is Mr. Paull?-Mr. James Paull, Candidate for Westminster, is not a relation of sir George Onesiphorus Paul, bart. ; nor of John Paul Paul, esq., Sheriff of Wiltshire; nor of Lieut.
Paul; Paul; nor of the late emperor Paul of Russia; but is the son and heir-apparent of Mr. Paull, a most respectable and fashionable Master Tailor in the town of Perth, deacon of the Guild of that town. N. B. For the benefit of persons addressing letters to Mr. Paull, it may be useful to observe, that he spells his name with a double L, having added an ell to the ancient name of Paul.
QUERY: ARE the Duties of a Member of Parliament a farce ? NO.
Do they not require constant attention ?-YES. Are the Duties of a Naval Officer a farce?-NO. Do they not require unceasing attention?-YES.
Has not Lord Gardner told us, the 'two Situations are incompatible?-HE HAS.
Would you then, Electors, have the House of Commons adjourned to the Quarter-deck of a Man of War; or send it to a man who, when he should be in St. Stephen's Chapel, may, if the minister chooses, be at Trinidad ?
SECOND SECOND DAY.
Tuesday, November 4, 1806. The polling commenced at nine o'clock; and notwithstanding the unfavourable state of the weather, the crowd was nearly as great as on Monday, and, if possible, more noisy and turbulent. Mr. Paull's voters were greeted with the loudest shouts of applause; Sir Samuel Hood's were received with a mixture of cheers and hisses; while Mr. Sheridan's were assailed with groans, screams, hisses, hooting, growling, roaring, and railing. At four o'clock the Poll closed: but before the numbers were announced,
Mr. Peter Moore stepped forward and apologized for the absence of Mr. Sheridan. He had been confined to his bed by indisposition, and his physician, doctor Bain, had given it as his opinion that it would be unsafe for him to attend that day on the Hustings. Notwithstanding the manner in which that gentlenian had been at this time received among them, they might be assured he loved them still, and that there was no one who would do more to promote their real and substantial interests. They might not, perhaps, be sensible of this, in the moment of heat and passion. Mr. Sheridan knew, that whatever enmity might be shewn to him by the people, must be founded in error ; and would be laid aside the moment they began to reflect coolly." He therefore begged of them to open their eyes, and know their real from their professing friends.—Notwithstanding the un favourable state of the poll for the present, he had no doubt of ultimate success. The rational and reflecting must be convinced of the superior pretensions of his friend ; and of them he requested a firm and persevering exertion in the cause of Mr. Sheridan, -of genuine Freedom and tried Indepen-. dence.
Sir S. Hood then briefly addressed the people. He was a warm friend to the constitution of this Country, and would always maintain that, as well as the interests of the City of Westminster, to the utmost of his power. He strongly recommended it to his friends to exert themselves, and put a speedy issue to the contest.
Colonel FULLARTON next addressed the Electors. He had no sooner commenced, than he was interrupted, not only by that part of the populace who were of the opposite party, but by sir S. Hood himself; who, in order to silence him, asserted, that he was no Elector; and stated, that if he had any thing to charge against him, he ought first to have communicated it in private. -The noise and confusion were now so great, that neither the one nor the other of these gentlemen could be heard.
Mr. Paull expressed his hope, that the independent Electors of Westminster would hear an hon. and worthy friend of his, who had come forward to denounce a public character. He assured them upon his honour, that he had not known of col. Fullarton's intention of coming, and was not acquainted with what he was going to say. The colonel had, however, something to urge against sir S. Hood, and he thought he ought to be heard.
Colonel FULLARTON here again attempted, amidst the greatest tumult, uproar, and confusion, to urge his charges against the gallani admiral; but his voice was completely drowned amidst the uproar and tumult.
and tumult. He stated, that he had charges of the most serious nature to make against sir Samuel :-he had supported governor Picton in some of his acts in Trinidad, for which his conduct was now under investigation in the Privy Council. Of the principles on which governor Picton had acted, the public had already a specimen before them, in the trial respecting Louisa Calderon. Though sir S. Hood had been connected with this man, he might notwithstanding, be a brave, an active, and a skilful officer: but till the investigation respecting bis conduct was finished, he was surely a most unfit representative of a free people.
It was impossible to collect, with accuracy, what the speaker said. A party on the Hustings joined with the crowd in perpetually hallooing“Off, Fullarton-Private malice.”—" Are you not ashamed of yourself?” “ Your character is known-Hood for ever!-Off Fullarton; you are dot a candidate- I see you; I see your d-d face." With many other exclamations of the same nature. This, joined with perpetual groans and hisses, rendered it impossible for the colonel to speak so as to be distinctly heard; and he at last desisted. Sir S. HooD said, that whatever charges colonel