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A Collection of Poems and Handbills published before, during and after the Contested Northampton Election of 1796. Eighteen separately published items, none of which are recorded on ESTC.
Northampton: n.p. 1796 - In approximate chronological order: 1. Bouverie For Ever!!! Slip song. 6 stanzas. ?Down, down with your placemen, whoever they are .? 2. The British Constitution, as established at the Revolution! Slip song. 5 stanzas & chorus. ?Ye Freemen all of this good town .? Sl. tear at head touching ?T? of The in heading. 3. Plumpers, my Boys! (To the Tune of the Vicar and Moses.) Slip song. 5 stanzas. ?Our Path is now clear, We have nothing to fear .? 4. (BOUVERIE, Edward) To the Worthy and Independent Electors of Northampton. Handbill. ?Gentlemen, It is impossible to receive an Account .? May 18. 5. (BOUVERIE, Edward) To the Worthy and Independent Electors of Northampton. Handbill. ?Gentlemen, The Discharge of my Public Duty.? May 21. 6. (BOUVERIE, Edward, jr) Handbill. ?Mr. E. Bouverie Returns his warmest Thanks . he has no Doubt but that his Father will again have the Honour .? 7. To the Free and Independent Electors of Northampton. Handbill. ?Fellow Townsmen . You are so well acquainted .? Signed: A true Friend to the whole Rights of every Free and Independent Elector. May 23. 8. (BOUVERIE, Edward) Mr Bouverie Returns Thanks . Handbill. State of the Poll this Day. May 25. 9. (WALCOT, William) Mr Walcot Returns his most hearty Thanks to his worthy Friends . Handbill. State of the Poll. May 26. 10. Friends and Neighbours. Handbill. ?A Hand Bill, signed An Old Inhabitant .? Signed: A Townsman. May 27. 11. (WALCOT, William) Handbill. ?Mr. Walcot again repeats his hearty Acknowledgements .? State of the Poll. May 27. 12. ?Whereas great Exertions are making to persuade those Independent Electors .? Handbill. May 27. 13. (BOUVERIE, Edward) Handbill. ?Mr. Bouverie Has the Pleasure to acquaint his Friends .? (State of the Poll.) May 28. 14. (WALCOT, William) Handbill. ?Mr Walcot Feels himself infinitely indebted to his Friends .? State of the Poll. May 28. 15. (BOUVERIE, Edward) Handbill. ?Mr. Bouverie Feels himself flattered by the Success of his Election .? State of the Poll at the Conclusion: Bouverie 512, Perceval 720, Walcot 474. 16. (BOUVERIE, Edward) ?Mr. and Mrs. Bouverie present their most respectful Compliments, and intreat the Favour of your Company, to meet them at the George, this Morning at None o?Clock precisely.? Handbill. June 16. 17 & 18. The Triumph of Bouverie! (Tune, ?the Vicar and Moses?.) Slip song. ?The Contest is o?er, We labour no more, The Man we revere is brought in .? 7 stanzas. Two copies, the second with printer?s corrections and amendments in ink to every stanza. Three candidates stood in the election: The Hon. Edward Bouverie, 1738-1810, of Delapre Abbey, Northants, a supporter of Fox who was MP for Northampton from 1790 until his death; The Hon. Spencer Perceval, 1762-1812, a Pitt-ite who went on to become Prime Minister - and the only British PM to be assassinated; and Mr William Walcot, representing the Corporation. Bouverie and Perceval were elected after a fiercely fought contest. The ephemeral items offered here were part of the campaign, locally printed and handed-out in the street. None of them are on ESTC. The Poll Book is ESTC T43995, but as far as we can ascertain, no ephemera or pamphlets from the 1796 Northampton Election are recorded in British collections. [Attributes: Signed Copy]
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