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contemplation of ELLICE and his world. 'I that day saw above twenty immediate friends to shuffle off old of 'my voters actaally torn away PETER ; but, Peter threatened; he from the polling place, and ripped said he would not be " bamboozled up behind, and stripped of their out of his election.” He talked of coats, and sometimes, even of their certain correspondences and con- waistcoats ! Nevertheless, iu spite tracts; and, he brought the shufflers of all this destruction : in spite of to a determination to carry him blows,ripping up, an deven stabs,my along. If Captain CLOSE, who ap- voters persevered to such a degree peared to be a very good and frank as to put me nearly on a level with man, had listened to a proposition my opponents at the close of the of mine, both the humbugs would poll ; and, if the infirm persons, have been packed off on the Thurs. whom I had got into the Bonth, day. But, the Town Clerk, who, I had been permitted to poll, I should suppose, spoke for the Corporation, have stood above Moore at the end would not let him agree to it. We of the second day. I had about should, in that case, have had the twenty of these in the 'Booth ready civil authority to protect us against to poll. These (for what reason I the hired Sarages with knires; and never could discover) were not perthat would have decided the election mitted to poll. They were, after on the Thursday.

long waiting, got away in safety ; On the Thursday the Savages but, they never 'dared to venture to came well fed and well supplied, come up again. all the day long, with gin and It was now clearly seen, that I brandy, brought out to them in had the votes. And, therefore, unglass bottles, and handed about less these votes could be prevented from one to the other in the face from being given, it was clear, that of the Booth, where a scene of vio- I must be seated in parliament, lence and sounds of execrations especially as no one act had been were witnessed and heard, such, as committed by me or by my friends, I hope, were never matched, and of an unlawful or violent nature. nerer will be again matched, in the Therefore, grand preparations were

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made by the Rich Rufians for the swag towards a row.. of.. houses, next day. They, indeed, had done standing on a pavement above the much on the day just closed. We level of area of the apénistract, or saw, doring the afternoon, several sort of square. With a good deal fresh bands of Savages arrive from of difficulty I reached the pavement the country by sixes, eights, or tens; keeping my feet. I had, when I so that, by the hour of closing the left the Booth, my snuff-box in my poll, an immense multitude of these right hand. It is oblong square, wretches, roaring like wolves, and and has very sharp corners. The foaming with rage and dririk, were | Savages pressed me side-ways to-, collected round the Booth. wards my left; and I had to fight

This evening ELLICE went out of with my right hand, in order to of the Booth in great dudgeon. I, prevent them from getting me down. not suspecting any attempt against I had to strike back-handed. One me personally, followed, at a few of the sharp corners of the snuff.. paces distance, intending to go to box, which stuck out beyond the house of a Mr. Graxt, where the bottom of my little finger, my Committee was, and which did good sarice. It cul the might be about forty yards from noses and eyes of the Savages at & the Booth. I had to pass through famous rate, and assisted mainly the bands of Savagés; and I was in securing my safe arrival, on the scarcely amongst them, when they raised pavement, on which I got (at Ellice's instigation) began an just opposite the door of a shop. endeavour to press ine down. They Just at this time, one of the Sawere more than a thousand in num- vages, foaming at the mouth like ber, including the mere partizans a mad dog, exclaimed :

66 dann of my enemies. Several attempts him, I'll rip him up."

He was were made to press me down. I running his hand into his breeches got many blows in the sides ; and, pocket, apparently to take oat his if I had been either a short or a Juife, but I, being pulled up to the weak man, I must have been pres-door-way by the left arm by two sed under foot, and inevitably kil- young women, who wished, I supled.

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drew up my right leg, armed with { manifest hazard of his own life, a new and--sharp edged: gallashe saved my life, will never be effaced over my boot: deåst: Mt. Elice's from my memory; and, if Covenripping Savage so delightful a try and its neighbourhood, conblow, just between his two eyes, tains five hundred cowardly Sava-, that he fell back upon his follow-ges and a score or two of still more

For this I should certainly cowardly Rich Ruffians to employ have been killed in a few moments, and urge them on to deeds of blood, had not Mr. FRANK SERGEANT, it also contains FRANCIS SERGRANT, who, seeing my danger, had made whose merits atone, in my eyes, shift to get along, by the side of for all the atrocious acts of the the houses, to the spot where 1 Ruffians and their Savages. was, happily came to my assistance. ELLICE has had the meanness to Never did I behold a more gallant deny, that he set his Savages on to young man than this!

Having attack me upon this occasion. But, got to me, he turned round, saying we have two persons, and many follow me, Sir, and, having first others have offered, to declare upon beaten back three or four of the oath, that he was guilty of the base Savages, so as to make them press and cowardly act; an act well worupon others behind them, the thy of him and of the race, to whole body, which were on the which he belongs ; but, unworthy pavement turned about, while be of any thing else, in the shape of with thumps on

some with his hands, with kicks bestowed upon This atrocious attempt gave us a others, set the body on a swag to sort of foretaste of what was to be wards the house of Mr. Grant, at attempted against us on the next which we arrived quickly in safety. day (Friday), for the arrival of The young gentleman merits, my which we waited with some imdear James, the best thanks of every patience. We were informed, that creature, who has a regard for me. the bands of Savages had been To him I certainly owe my life. greatly augmented from the counThe manner, in which he, at the try ; that they were now divided

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in regular bodies, fed and drenched any other protection for the voters. at different houses, regularly paid, It seems admirably calculated to and ready to be brought out in suc- give advantage to those who will cession in order to relieve each other. condescend to employ force. It is We had nothing in the way of force. a mere enclosure, a little more than We depended upon our number of breast high, and up against this place voters, and of these we knew that men stand lo vote, exposed to we had a decided majority. every species of violence that

When the poll opened we had others may choose to employ. between three and four hundred men, The ground, too, is sloping, and the all arranged by the side of the booth; slope runs loogways of the Booth. all ready to poll; all was quiet ; the So that, though men may be standpolling was going on rapidly. In ing ready to poll, it is by no means the space of an hour and a half, 1 difficult to force them away, if the had topped Moore upon the pollo assailants be at all superior in point I was then polling at the rate of of numbers or strength. twenty to one against the other two

After the polling, on this meCandidates. In another hour, EL-morable Friday, had gone on in the LICE, who had not had the courage manner, and during the time, above to shew his face at the Booth that described, the Rich Ruffians (sévemorning, would have been off to ral of them in person) came with London, seeing that he had tried in their savages, not less than five hunvain to shake off MOORE. This was dred in number, in regular order, the state of things, when the Rich about eight or ten deep, with drums Ruffians of Coventry brought their and banners at their head. They Savages to the attack, and in fact, made their approach by the higher they now decided the matter as com- part of the ground. The head of pletely as if they had brought a re- this column of Savages began the giment of horse to take possession attack upon my voters at the upper of the Booth and to drive away my end of the Booth. Fighting was voters.

out of the question. All attempts The Booth has no rail-way, or to resist were vain. And, in five

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minutes, three hundred of my voters | nity and fair-play. But, never, were as completely driven away as since I was born, did I see any if an army had made an attack upon thing so disgraceful to human na. them.

ture; so ferocious ; so odious ; so After this, not a man dare to hateful ; as the conduct of the Rich shew his face in order to vote for Ruffians and their savages,at Covenme, during that whole day. If a try, on Friday, the tenth of March, man crept in unperceived, be was, 1820. as soon as discovered, pulled back,

There were about sixty wretches, dragged away, jostled, beaten, or stationed opposite the poling place cut. The ferocity of the Savages, for the express purpose of putting this day, was such as I thought hu- forth execrations on me. They and man beings incapable of. I have all the savages were regularly supseen parcels of drunken soldiers. plied with gin or brandy. The exI have seen gangs of furious ecrators foamed ai mouth, till, in and drunken sailors. I have seen

some cases, the foam extended itself rvaring mobs in London, I have widely down into their dirty and long seen whole bands of American Indi- beards. I actually saw a wretch, ans, drunk with rum. But, never who kept on repeating :- “Gdid my eyes behold any thing in blast you !", till the foam, from human shape so ferocious, so odi-white, became brown all round his ously, so diabolically ferocious, asinouth. There were two fellows tijose bands of villains, bired, vaid, with broad fares, one of them fed, and drenched by the Rich Kuf-pocked-marked, who sent forth exhans of Coventry. I have seen ecrations and foam, till they whitenmuch of the world: I have seen ed over the shoulders of a man that French, Irish, Scotch, Americans, stood just before them. One old Spaniards, Portuguse, and Ameri- wretch, who had swallowed a great can Indians. I have always been deal of gin, exhausted himself so proud of my native country. Few much by straining his throat, that men, with like means, have boasted he, at last, fell down in a sort of more than I have of English huma-ft, with the curses ou his lips !

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