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him a majority at the close of the Poll, the Committee hereby pledge themselves, in justice to the injured Electors, that not only a Scrutiny shall be demanded, but fupport: ed throughout with every poflible exertion.
JOHN CHURCHILL, Chairinan. Wood's Hotel, April 15.
ADVERTISEMEN T. In answer to the invidious paragraph in yesterday's paper, endeavouring to pluck from Lord Hood's brow the well-earned laurels of the i2th of April, it will be sufficient to observe, that the writer must have been as ignorant as he is illiberal, and can be contradided by every man in the whole fleet, it being an absolute fact, that the Ville de Paris ftruck her colours to the Barfleur, and two of her Lieutenants were sent on board, who brought the French Captain and other officers on board Lord Hood's ship, before Lord Cranston, from the Formidable, reached the prize; and indeed the writer is particularly unfortunate in mentioning the Formidable and Namur, as they were at least three miles diftant when Count de Grasle struck his flag to the Rear Admiral.
To all Abettors of Confusion,
In order to excite Jealousies
And create Variance
Gentlemen, Chairmen, and Others,
That delegate their
those of your Representatives, who consider themselves independent of You, after their
“ Independent of the Crown,"
To the Real Electors of Westininster. Gentleinen, The unpolled voters are most earnestly requested to support the election of Lord Hood and Sir Cecil Wray, firm friends to the constitution of our country, and avowed op, posers to the “affumed man of the people," and notorious violator of the chartered and common rights of the people large, instanced and proved by his late daring attack in the House of Commons, on tirat great commercial body, the East India Company, which is, confessedly froin its fituation, the grand foundation and support of the great channel of trade, that makes this country so eminently distinguished in its commercial capacity. He has also violated the rights of the Electors of Westminster, by polling of more than three hundred Spitalfields weavers.
N. B. As Carlo Khan despairs of being chaired in Covent Garden, we are informed that he means to make his triumphal entry into Spitalfields.
The Lye of the Day. In a hand-bill, dated yesterday, the 16th of April, and circulated by Mr. Fox's Committee, Lord Mountmorres was stated to be a Lodger at an Hotel in the vicinity of St. James's, and not a housekeeper in Westminster. In this capacity, the noble Peer was itated to have attempted an impofition.
The answer to all such fcurrility is the plain matter of fact, which is, That Lord Mountmorres polled this morning for Lord Hood and Sir Cecil Iray, having a legal votea
Wood's Hotel, April 17, 1784.
Submitted to the Friends of Mr. FOX. Who is violently attached to Mr. Fox?
Geo. Byng Whose counsels put Admiral Byng to death?
Mr. H. Fox Who introduced fecret influence ?
Lord Bute and H. Fox Who was in the Cabinet when the name of the late Duke of Devonshire was struck out of the list of Privy Counsellors? | Lord Holland
afterwards created Wno are at this time the great supporters of Mr. Fox, Lords Lord Bute. Holland's son?
Duke of Devonfhire. By whose prostitution does the Duke effect his purpose?
His Duchess. Who stopt parliamentary supplies.
Mr. Fox. Who affected to deny it, finding the measures universally obe poxious ?
Who afterwards changed ground, and instead of avowedly stop
ping supplies, did it as effectually by throwing difficulties in ihe way of the Committee of Supplies?
Mr, Fox, Who, by such conduct, drew government into the necessity of diffolving parliament?
Mr. Fox Who then merits the contempt of every sensible and honest man? Mr. Fox.
HOOD and WR AY for Ever!
The Freedom of Election Violated.
Whereas a most daring and outrageous attack was this day committed towards the close of the Poll on the Peace Officers, several of whom were dangerously wounded by persons armed with cleavers, bludgeons, and other offensive weapons. Whoever will give information of any of the above offenders, so that they may be brought to punishment, shall, on their conviction, receive twenty pounds, to be paid by me,
J. P. ATKINSON, Wood's Hotel,
Secretary to the Sub-committee for April 17, 1784.
conducting the Election of Lord Hood and Sir Cecil Wray.
WESTMINSTER ELECTION. It appearing beyond all doubt that there are many very respectable inhabitants of of this city, sincere and hearty in the interest of Lord Hood and Sir Cecil Wray, who have hitherto, by the most illíberal threats, and every species of undue influence, been diffuaded from voting for them. The Committee engaged to condu& the Election of the above worthy Candidates, beg leave most humbly to submit to all such friends, as have not yet appeared in their favour, whether in confequence of the many base and illegal means practised by their opponents to a force a Member upon the real inhabitants, contrary to their avowed inclination, the time is not come, in which it is absolutely necessary for all well-wishers to their country to determine to facrifice every private confideration to public principle boldly, as men and as Englishmen, to affert their own independent opinions, and to stand forth in defence of that most vabluable of all privileges---the freedom of Election.
Wood's Hotel, April 19, 1784.
A D V E R TISE M E N T.
WESTMINSTER ELECTION. The Committee for conducting the Election of Lord Hood and Sir Cecil Wray, think proper, froin motives of humanity, to give notice to those poor unfortunate men, who are liable to be seduced, that every one who accepts money to vote is liable to a penalty of sool. that every one who takes a falfe oath on the poll, is liable to be transported for seven years; and that the Members of the Committee are determined, as a duty they owe to the public, to prosecute every one who receives or gives a bribe, or promise, or even lays a wager, or gives more for any thing, under pretence of purchase, than it is really worth, those being devices contrary to the latutes against bribery and corruption.
N. B. Even the person who gives the bribe, may be a witness against the man who has been bribed.
The friends of Lord Hood and Sir Cecil Wray, who are willing to dine together to-morrow at Wood's Hotel, Covent Garden, may have Tickets at five shillings each of Mr. Atkinson, Secretary to the Committee at the above Hotel, or at either of the Parochial Committees. Dinner on table at four o'clock precisely.
Mr. CHURCHILL, in the Chair. Wood's Hotel, Tuesday, April 20; 1784..
ADVERTISE M E N T. WESTMINSTER ELECTION. The Electors of Westminster are hereby informed; that in consequence of the exer* tions made by the friends of Lord Hood and Sir Cecil Wray, to detect false votes, and the parochial books being produced on the Hustings, such a check has been given to the infamous practices of Mr. Fox's party, as to have occafioned the rejection of great numbers of illegal voters, who yesterday attempted to poll for Mr. Fox, from Spitalfields, and
the adjacent neighbourhood.
To thefe exertions may be ascribed the very small majority gained yesterday by Mr. Fox; and as the rate-books of the respective parishes will be daily produced on the Hustings, during the continuance of the Election, there is reason to believe that every attempt to poll Spitalfields weavers, as legal Electors of Westminster, will in future be frustrated
A D V ER TISE M E N T..
WESTMINSTER ELECTION. The friends of Lord Hood and Sir Cecil Wray, who were desired to assemble at Wood's Hotel, on a very short notice, were so numerous, that a great number could
not be accommodated for want of room. It is therefore proposed that another meeting be held at the same place, on Friday, the 23d inftant, and the Committee beg leave to acquaint their friends, that they may, as before, be supplied with Tickets, at five shillings each, on application to Mr. Atkinson, Secretary to the Sub-Committee, or at any of the Parochial Committees. Dinner to be on the table at four o'clock precisely. Wood's Hotel, April 21, 1784.
Mr. CHURCHILL, Chairman
The Committee for conducting the Election of Lord Hood and Sir Cecil Wray, take the liberty of informing the friends of those Candidates, that notwithstanding the wicked arts practifed to procure votes for Mr. Fox, there is every reason to believe, that, by an immediate and vigorous effort, their cause will be finally crowned with success, but should the various maneuvres of Mr. Fox's party so far prevail as to gain him a majority at the close of the poll, the Committee hereby pledge themselves, in justice to the injured Electors, that not only a scrutiny shall be demanded, but supported with every poffible exertion. Wood's Hotel, April 23, 1784
JOHN CHURCHILL, Chairinan.
King's Bench, April 27, 1784. Fellow Prisoners, “ I understand there are twenty-three belonging to this College, who are offered a “ day rule to go out and vote (no matter for whom). ,You now look up to Parliament « ---(and have long done fo) for an Ast of Injolvency.
« Let your own sense dićtate to you, whether you should suffer any prisoner to go out « to-morrow, for the sake of one holiday, till you have obliged him to promise he will “ not vote on either side. Exert yourselves, Gentlemen, and do not let a few individuals “ be the means (by their impudence) of confining in this prison many worthy characa
ters, whose wives and families are distressed by their absence."
The Friends of Lord HOOD, Sir CECIL WRAY, and the
Are entreated not to despond, because a profligate faction has gained a corrupt and fallacious majority within two days.
Her Grace has canvassed bigh and low, rich and poor, but her influence is now exhausted.
The outlying voters still remain, and the independent friends of Hood and Wray may rely upon a great majority of these, as a much distinguished Lady has found a way of conveying them from any distance; her tiyal cannot reach, and by a method her Grace