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of his Majesty's justices of the peace, in and for the said county, this 26th day of June, 1818, who on their oaths sayThat they were standing in the Market-place at Warminster, in the said county, on the evening of the 25th of June instant, to see the return of the freeholders and others who had that day been to a contested election for Knights of the Shire for the said county; and that a person standing behind the carriage of John Whitaker, Esg. of Fairwood, in the said county, wearing the colours of Jobn Benett, Esq. one of the candidates for the said county, passing the people, struck several of them, without any provocation whatever, several violent blows with a large stick; and ihat no violence was offered on the part of the people until after they had received several blows from the person behind the said carriage. (Signed) W. PEARCE,


JER. PAYNE. Sworn before me, Thomas Hele Phipps.

WILTS ELECTION, At the close of the Fourth Day's Poll, on the numbers being announced by the Sheriff, Mr. Wellesley came forward, and tbus addressed the freeholders:

« Gentlemen,-It is always painful to me when compelled to speak of family ; it is always with pain when I speak of mine. Unroll those banners. (The man who carried them unrolled them.) The first spot (the crest) which rides on them, was conferred for the salvation of India, the union flag for the capture of Seringa patam, and the colours Wellington blue. Gentlemen, I am proud of my family; it is my pride to be related to such men as the Marquis Wellesley and the Duke of Wellington; I am proud of it, but I don't build upon it; nor should I at all bave attended to it, but for what has fallen from the honourable gentleman. While I continue to act honest and upright, I'll tell the man, whoever he may be, that in point of family, there is no county in England would be disgraced by returning me their representative. (Loud cheering.) I am supported by the family of the Longs, and I tell those who do not like it, that I am very much pleased in that; and I'll tell them more, that the family of Long is the family of independence. They belong to the good old times ; they have been long known in the county, they came early to the country, were ennobled in the county, and had the baronetcy granted them for the faithful attachment of their chief to his Sovereign. (Applause.) The Long family do possess great influence in the county; but I'll tell those who complain of it, that that influence has never been employed to injure the free


holders. (Bravo ! bravo !) Is there a man amongst you that can believe for one moment that any thing like undue influence has been used by me or my friends ? I had no means of securing the voice of the county-I had no one to support me from old friendships. I stand insulated and alone, destitute of those attachments inspired by the friendly bottle or the pleasures of the fox bunt. In such limited circles influence may successo fully be used; but who can purchase the voice of a county? Such a circumstance is impossible.

“The history of the country knows nothing of what is called the great interest ! The great interests to which I look are the manufacturing and agricultural interests. (Applause.) And that I have got, and is it a disgrace to the family of the Longs to support a Candidate so honourably supported ? I shall never deny their interest. I disclaim the interference of aristocratic influence; I am supported by respectable tradesmen. Go to Salisbury, there you will find that they vote for me in opposition to the wishes of their best customers. I am supported by Mr. Penruddocke, by the Long family, by General Popham; I have the support of Mr. Saunders, of Bradford, is that the Long influence ? But the best friend I have to boast of is the malignant slanders that have been raised against my character. I have not been long enough in the county for you to form an opinion prejudicial to my character; besides a man's character is not to be known merely by residence. You generally know more of a man's character at a distance than at home. You go abroad to get news. I had no previous acquaintance with you by which you might arrive at it, but you know it now. I stand upon my character, and to that character you have done ample justice. The result of to-day's poll cannot but be gratifying to me. You hear from my opponent that I lead the day's poll one hundred and sixty; I have had the lead every day, I have kept and I intend keeping it until I am your rerepresentative. (Cheering.) I have one hunded voters onpolled, whom I shall be very happy to see to-morrow at Salisé bury cathedral, and on Monday I hope I shall see them here. The situation Í have got, I mean to keep; I am (to use an old but well-known proverb) “ Cock of the walk" to-day,

and it is but fair to suppose that I have some influence over those who are before me, my regular infantry. I have nothing to do with cossacks and cavalry.

“ This contest has taught me one important lesson. C was early a soldier, and when the measure relative to the yeomanry cavalry was before the House, I certainly was of opinion that no danger could arise from cultivating a military spirit. I admire yeomanry cavalry in their proper place; they are a good, but they are an evil when employed to inti

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midate a public meeting, and of all meetings one for the purpose of returning representatives to Parliament; whether disguised or undisguised. It is unconstitutional in the highest degree. For myself I have no right to complain of it. The transactions at Devizes and at Wilton have made me the popular Candidate. I will make use of my influence with you in requesting you not to irritate them. It is truly gratifying to me to think that you have committed no riot, no act of tumult :--go on so. I shall have other opportunities of addressing you, as Mr. Benett will find to his cost; and when too late will acknowledge, that I was his best friend when I told him not to spend his own money, nor make me spend mine."

Mr. Wellesley was repeatedly cheered while delivering this address, and the people separated in the most peaceable manner. To the Editor of the Salisbury and Winchester Journal.

MR. EDITOR--Please to insert the following advertisement for your's,

E.C. Wanted immediately, by the chairman of Mr. Wellesley's Committee, a new Dictionary: the more abusive epithets and genteel words for conveying falsehoods to the public the better.-N. B. It must be bound in ass's skin, edged with brass.---Price no object.


The Advertiser in the Salisbury Journal, E. C. Is hereby respectfully informed, that all copies of the said Dictionary were bought up by Mr. C. Bowles, and by him were wisely ordered to be burnt,-but his officious servant Timothy opened one which he left carelessly in the windor,thence stolen by one of the cut fingered gentry, in the service. The above is a black letter copy, stained with

The outside was richly ornamented with five brazen Moons, with A.B. E.C. and many other Letters ingenuously no, no, in. geniously concealed. The Moon in first quarter and at full were carefully taken off and beaten, to make an edge for the same-Happy to state that the old 'Moon ( Raker), the Moon in wane, and the Moon in eclipse still remain. This copy fell into the hands of the Advertiser's old Friend, the chairman of Mr. Long Wellesley's Committee, which is ever, and always has been most sacredly closed up, till he receives a mandate from Mr. Benett's wiser friends. It is then opened and used, (never without an order from them), and again instantly sealed, Mr. Long Wellesley ou seeing it, dash'd it

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down with disdain, and broke the clasps and chains with which it was encompassed.

Beware of the Ass's heels!

(Who scorns to kick the dying Lion,) Whose shoes were newly cocked up on Saturday, and which will be increased in

size every evening, till Mr. Benett's Friends are out of reach.

“Nothing but the Truth” from hence. Scandal and Falsehood at the general Shop t'other side.

Leave me, leave me to repose.

· LOST--From the side pocket of Mr. Benett's principal Agent, a list of Voters who have no Votes; of promises never to be performed; of régimental orders for moving off by one at a time, and forming in the hollow, then to march back in a body to the hustings, to play the game of Humbug.

FOUND near the Hustings, in the vicinity of Wilton, a Pocket Book, bound in calf, supposed to belong to the Chairman of Mr. Benelt's Committee, and containing the following memorandums, but of no use even to the owner :

Mr. Benell's Professions of Independence.
Captain Calley's Reinforcement from Cricklade.
Narrative of the attempt to turn Leaseholds into Freeholds,
The pleasures of Hope.

Dissertation on the length and circumference of gentlemen's riding sticks.

Essay on boasting, by a fellow of Brazen-nose College.

The number of l'ickets issued for the Ball to celebrate Mr. Bi's return.

The advantages of " local knowledge,”—“high honour, 66500 years genealogy,

,"_“ active magistracy,”—“ agricul

_66 tural speculations," " interest of the Quorum, and support of the Clubs!" N. B. Very imperfect and very much soiled!

As the contents of the pocket-book have been of no advantage to the owner or his friend, it cannot be conceived to be of much use to the present possessor,

He will restore it to the owner free of expense, provided he will promise to bequeath it to The Old Moon-Raker, to be placed amongst the trophies of his fame, and which are so much to the honour of his true Wiltshire Family!!

10,000 GUINEAS REWARD will be paid for the discovery of TOM CALLEY's Majority, supposed to have been lost between Cricklade and Wilton, while proceeding to the latter place to insure the return of JOHN BENETT, Esq. for the county of Wilts.

N. B. The money will be paid as soon as it can be procured,

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A HANDICAP PURSE To be run for on the last day, by consent of the Steward, by broken down and beaten Horses.-To start at the double distance post, and steeple huit it, to Pythouse.- All disputes to be determined by his Reverence the Duke of Lake. -The Horses uiready expected to start, are

Riders. Colours, Qualifications.

Soiled Blue Beat lollow for the by Self-interest Mr. Blusterer’s Parole, T. H. Westbury Black ... Fell lame for ditto.

by Boaster Mr. Call-ye-names'

A. Boxer

{ Blue with Broke down for the Bludgeon,byTroopers

Red Collars 7 Cricklade Stakes Mr. Distributor's Great?

W. Magistrate Donbtful. Fish, by Folly

Run wrong side of

the Post. Mr. Use's Great Cry and

W. Groaner Yellow . Little Wool,byDotage

Very unsound. Mr. Bawler's No Voter,} H. Chilmark

S Pyt-house?

A half-bred. by Impudence

Mixture Major Catholic's Bricks

White Feather and Mortar, by Jail > The Pope Blood Red

Mr. Manager's Prime?
A. Moonraker Annatto

Ş Badly trained and Agent, by Necessity

{ conditioned. John Hibberd's Esg.

W. Canon Neutrality, bySweeper /

• Smokey Black None. Squire T. King's celebrated horse Triumph, who beat L. Rivers' monopoly by Musty Record. Mr. Marshwood's Country Gentleman, and Mr. Wind-him's Member by Goodluck, were considered too well-bred to start. Steward of the Races, by special permission, the Moonraker's Man.

CLERK and CLEARERS of the Course, “ THE TROOP." It is expected there will be, for the amusement of the frecholders, a pugi

listic contest between Noisy Tom and a Cricklade hero.


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Bulletin Extruordinary:JOHN BENETT, ESQ.

, The state of this gentleman's health is at present very precarious, and has excited no inconsiderable degree of alarm amongst bis friends. His niedical attendants are of opinion, that without the aid of a miracle, he will never recover from the effects of the blows which he has received upon the Poll for these last seven days. The exercise of his morning and afternoon's ride has rather increased than-diminished the fever. He has undergone a copious bleeding, but the delirium remains ụnabated. Opiates have been resorted to, to procure a tem porary repose, but in vain. Change of air is now the only thing that can save him, and a journey to France has now become a measure, not of choice, but of necessity; although it should

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