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ELECTION of Two KNIGHTS
To serve in the PARLIAMENT, to be holden at the City of
WESTMINSTER, the 10th Day of August, 1790;
Taken at WINCHESTER, in the said COUNTY, in June, 1790,
GEORGE DACRE, Junr. Esg.
C A N D I D A T E S,
LORD JOHN RUSSELL,
WILLIAM CHUTE, Esq.
The Freeholders are all arranged under the several Parishes, Tythings, &c. in which
their Freeholds are rated to the Land-Tax; and each Place is referred to by an
Taken from the ORIGINAL POLL, deposited in the Office of Clerk of th: Peace,
Romsey: Printed and Sold by J. S. Hollis.
Sold also by the filowing Persons :
W. RICHARDSON, Royal Exchange, LONDON;
Gough Adde Sants
P R E F A C E.
AVING been continually pressed for a speedy Publication of
the Poll, and some Gentlemen having expressed their Surprise at the Delay, it may be necessary, perhaps, to say a few Words, by Way of Apology for it's not coming out sooner; and first, I trust it will be fome Excuse for me, that the Variety of my
Avocations, when the Poll was taken and for some Time after, necessarily kept me so fully employed that I had not that Leisure I wished to devote to this Publication myself; notwithstanding which, the suborninate Parts of it, that did not require my own particular Attention, were immediately set about, and continued, 'till completed, without Intermission; and, tho' my then holding the two Offices of Deputy Sheriff and Deputy Clerk of the Peace, prevented my bringing out the Poll so soon as I might have done, had I been less engaged, it has ultimately conduced to render it more perfect, by my having the double Advantage of taking the Poll as Deputy Sheriff
, and having full Access to the ORIGINAL POLL after the Twenty Days expired, when it must be deposited in the Office of the Clerk of the Peace, during which short Interval from the Poll it would not have been possible (considering all the public Business that immediately succeeded) to have sent it out with any Degree of Accuracy.-- With these Advantages, and from the Time I have taken to publish it, it will be expected in a greater State of Perfection than if it had been performed more hastily, and I hope it will be found fo.
The little Utility of the printed Poll for the last contested Election, where the Freeholders were confusedly and irregularly mixed just as they were polled, having been pointed out to me, and being convinced of. it's Insufficiency to answer the necessary Purpose, I set about arranging all the Freeholders under the Parishes in which their Freeholds lie; the Use of which in all Cafes, but particularly