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morrow would produce a most decided victory, as all the sensible, respectable, and independent Electors, were united for these two Candidates; and the union of the friends of a Nelson and a Fox must ultimately triumph. If, therefore, sir F. Burdett, and his little satellite, had any sense left, they would withdraw from the contest.
He concluded by observing, that, had he been supported by such characters as this little gentleman had hitherto been supported by, although ultimately assured of success, upon his soul he. would have run away from this City for ever. .
Mr. Perry acquiesced in all the warm sentiments expressed by Mr. Moore, but wished not to rest upon the same, perhaps too confident hope, that the struggle might be decided to-morrow. He recommended an increased activity in the canvass, instead of a relaxation which such a confidence might inspire, as the continuance of a systematic canvass was the only means of securing ultimate success. He concluded with detailing the plan of canvass, which, from long experience, he knew would prove successful.- The Chairman highly approved of the plan, and recommended it to be put in immediate execution ; for which purpose the meeting broke up without delay.
Mr. Paull's Fourth Address to the Independent Electors of the City and Liberties of Westminster.
Hudson's Hotel, Nov. 7, 1806. GENTLEMEN; If any thing in the world were calculated to excite sentiments of the strongest indignation in the breast of Man, it certainly would be the scene' displayed at Covent-Garden yesterday. To see one hundred and fifteen hired armed banditti and assassins marching in battle-array, from the Committee-room of one of the Candidates, headed by a Nobleman,* an officer in his Majesty's service, for the avowed purpose of committing acts of atrocious enormity, was an exhibition certainly unparalleled in this country, and I trust will remain so.
But, Gentlemen, you were not intimidated by it,-I am not to be intimidated. You resented it, and I hope always will, as free men should do. We will still prove to the ruffians, who hire, and the ruffians who are hired, that you are not to be over-awed, and that
you will manfully come forward in support of me and yourselves.— Miserable indeed must be that cause which is so reduced as to require these aids ; it shews, Gentlemen, what little reliance they have on themselves, and on their cause; and let me entreat
Lord Viscount Petersham, son of the Earl of Harrington, associated with some Scene-shifters, from Drury Lane, is the person here alluded to,
you to give a speedy death-blow to their hopes, by your numbers on the Poll this day. Gentlemen, I have perfect confidence in your support ; I know I have your hearts, your affections, and that we shall rise triumphantly out of this contest, which will place me in the enviable situation of Representative of Westminster, and secure to you your lost privileges and independence. I have the honour to be, Gentlemen, Your obliged Friend and Servant,
No Pantomimical or Farcical Shews to trick
us out of our
LIB ER TIES.
NO MOUNTEBANK MEMBER.
HONEST MEN pay their Debts; ROGUES
THE COALITION. To the worthy and independent Electors of the
City of Westminster. GENTLEMEN ; Your rights are now endangered by the junction of two Court Candidates, who did on the first day of the Election assure you each was on his own 2
bottom. Was it not to undue court influence that for
years past you struggled for independence and freedom; and will you now have let loose upon you, two placemen, whose merits for integrity you can place no reliance on? Exert your liberty and rights, now you have time to secure them, by choosing an independent meinber, who courts not flattery, and minds not the unjust influence and low calumny which are brought against him. If you will be true to yourselves, and prove the independent spirit you have always shewn, when your rights, your privileges, and all that is dear to you are intended to be trampled upon, for the most venal purposes-contrast Mr. Paull and Mr. Sheridan, and see the balance of disinterestedness between them! Mr. Sheridan, a placeman, rolling in luxury, at the expence of others; Mr. Paull, the advocate of your liberties, rights, and independence, the friend of the oppressed. —The cause which you uniformly, under the tuition of that much lamented patriot Mr. Fox, invariably pursued, do now, and shew the world Mr. Sheridan is not of the principles of Mr. Fox, who would, I am sure, had he been living, never have insulted you by so gross a : coalition as the present!!! Rouse then, my brother Electors, and shew that you are worthy to be, what you ever have been,
QUERY; Paull, Hood, or Sheridan? A sincere friend of rational Freedom, and consequently an enemy to those wild systems of pretended democracy, which lead first to anarchy and next to despotism, begs leave respectfully to submit the following Queries to the Independent Electors of Westminster:
What are the claims of Mr. Paull to the high honour of representing the first City of England? Is he known to you by a series of splendid actions performed in the service of his Country, or by a long display of extraordinary ability, zeal, and knowledge as a Member of Parliament?
Is Mr. Paull in birth, fortune, character, or talents, such a man, as it becomes you to elect as your Representative ?-He is a man of the most obscure birth, without education, a petty speculator in eastern traffic, and a contemptible speaker, whose folly and ignorance were the subjects of ridicule in the last house of commons ;-and is such a person fit to be placed in the next, as the successor of that distinguished orator, enlightened statesman, and “best of patriots,” the ever-to-belamented Charles James Fox?
Is the dishonoured violator of private confidence, and the scandalous libeller of the heir apparent, worthy of being entrusted with the most sacred of all charges ? Will you give the title of Member for West