Candidate Address and State of the Poll

Northamptonshire Archives

A printed intervention in the poll for the Northampton election of 1820. Earl Compton's address to Northampton electors, dated 10 March 1820, concedes that 'all Hope of my ultimate Success is now at an End', yet emphasizes that 'it is not my Intention to resign To-night, as I have many Friends not yet polled, to whom I am anxious to give an Opportunity of expressing their Sentiments', and calls on 'Those of my Friends who have not yet polled' to '[attend] at the Hustings at Nine o'Clock To-morrow Morning'. The text provides the total votes for each candidate for the first, second, third, and fourth days of the poll.

Northamptonshire Archives; G(K)/342

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Candidate: George Robinson
Candidate: William Leader Maberly
Candidate: Spencer Joshua Alwyne Compton
Constituency: Northampton
date: 10 March 1820
date: 1820
Election: Mar-1820
keyword: Candidate Address
keyword: Printed Text
keyword: State of the Poll
maker: Dicey and Smithson (Printers)
maker: Spencer Joshua Alwyne Compton, Earl Compton
materials: Ink
materials: Paper
place: Northampton