Document ReferenceNe C 4528
TitleLetter from W.E. Tallents, Newark, Nottinghamshire, to [Henry P.F. Pelham-Clinton] 4th Duke of Newcastle under Lyne, Portman Square, London; 26 Apr. 1831
Date Of Creation26 April 1831
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionSays it was impossible to continue with the canvass the previous day, following the arrival of Sir Roger Greisley and the excitement engendered in the populace; discusses the progress of the canvass; regrets that many 'respectable reds' have said they cannot vote for anyone who will oppose the Reform Bill; has heard that some of the workmen of their 'best supporters' may vote for Sey. Wilde or Mr Handley; comments that the 'maddening fever of reform seems to run through the land like a pestilence'; discusses an argument he had with a 'violent blue' over the issue; laments the absence of Mr Godfrey; refers to the vote and how he suspects it will go; fears the reform bill will cause a hurricane to carry the Crown from the King's head; wishes the 'King may not live to repent' this 'dangerous precedent'.

Discusses the activities of several of the duke's electoral agents.
Termelections, Newark 1831
elections, voting rights
elections, agents
politics, national
parliamentary business, bills, Reform 1831
elections, canvass
patronage, political

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CodePersonNameDates of Existence
NA11151Godfrey; - (fl 1831); Mr; electoral agent? of 4th Duke of Newcastle under Lynefl 1831
NA10116Wilde; Thomas (1782-1855); 1st Baron Truro; Judge lord chancellor 1850-521782-1855
NA11153Gresley; Roger (1799-1837); 8th Baronet; M.P.1799-1837
NA11154Handley; William F. (1780-1851); Mr; banker; M.P. Newark 1831-18341780-1851
NA6030William IV (1765-1837); King of Great Britain and Ireland; succeeded 18301765-1837
NA8307Tallents; William E. (1780-1837); Mr; solicitor and Town Clerk of Newark, Nottinghamshire1780-1837
NA900Clinton; Henry P.F. Pelham- (1785-1851); 4th Duke of Newcastle under Lyne1785-1851
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