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Saturday 10 Jul 1802 - Local News
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 Saturday 10 Jul 1802   (p. 2, col. 5 – p. 3, col. 2)
 
On Tuesday last, at a general meeting of the freemen of this city, held at the Town-hall in pursuance of public notice, J. C. CURWEN and W. S. STANHOPE, Esqrs. (the former proposed by Dr. JACKSON and the latter by Major POTTS), were unanimously elected Representatives in Parliament by a shew of hands, no other candidate being offered. On their nomination, they each addressed the meeting at some length, and their respective speeches were loudly applauded.—About twelve o'clock the chairing took place amidst the acclamations of a joyful and highly satisfied populace; and in the afternoon the freemen and their friends, amounting together to about 500 persons, were entertained with a most sumptuous dinner and a profusion of wine at the Grapes and Blue Bell inns, where a number of excellent songs and toasts and sentiments were given, and the day spent in the most chearful and convivial manner.
 
We cannot omit this opportunity of congratulating our fellow-citizens on the restoration of amity and good-will between the houses of HOWARD and LOWTHER, which has put a period to that rancour and animosity which have for such a length of time agitated the minds of Blues and Yellows, and, we doubt not, will prove the precursor of many and important benefits not only to this city, but to the county at large.
 
On Thursday Mr. WARD (a particular friend of Mr. PITT's, and brother-in-law of Lord Mulgrave), and Mr. GRAHAM, of Lincoln's Inn (a native of this county), were elected for the borough of Cockermouth.
 
The Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, we understand, is to be contested. The late member, Mr. HERON, is opposed by the Hon. M. STEWART.
 
Lord STANLEY and John HORROCKS, Esq. were on Tuesday elected for Preston, amidst great rejoicings.
 
Less than fifty years ago, Carlisle could afford only one post-chaise (a very clumsey vehicle) for the accommodation of travellers, and for jaunts of pleasure; last Sunday one innkeeper lent eleven chaises for hire, some to travellers, and some to visiting parties. This great increase in the number of four-wheeled carriages, (a convenience for the rich, not for the poor) is no weak proof of the rapid advancement of the trade and wealth of this town. Refinement in the mode of living, elegance of equipage and dress, are the effect of the wealth obtained by trade, and we hope the increase of piety and virtue keeps pace with that of worldly prosperity.
 
The prisoners in our jail return their grateful acknowledgments to J. C. CURWEN and W. S. STANHOPE, Esqrs. for their benevolent donation of four guineas.
 
Yesterday Ann BELFORD, and a girl named Elizabeth AGNEW, were committed to our jail for stealing cloaths which were drying on the hedges in this neighbourhood, a species of depredation which, it appears, they had practised for some time with alarming success.
 
On Monday last, Mr. Isaac SAWRY, of Kendal, laid a wager of three guineas, that a small poney belonging to him should run 10 miles in an hour. It went the distance 14 minutes within the allotted time. The rider was between 11 and 12 stone weight.
 
The non-commissioned officers and privates of the late Loyal Annan Volunteers have presented to their commanding officer, Charles SHARP, Esq. of Hoddam, an elegant gold snuff box in name of the corps, as a testimony of their high regard and esteem for him, on account of the unremitted attention he paid to the discipline of the company, as well as the handsome manner in which he uniformly behaved to them as soldiers and individuals from the time they were embodied.
 
On the 1st inst. a fine new vessel, called the Wilton (built for Mr. William FELL), was launched from the yard of Messrs. WOOD and Co. at Workington.
 
On Sunday afternoon, a seizure was made at Whitehaven of 60 bags of salt, in a yard near the New Tongue. The discovery was made by some boys at play.
 
We hear that J. C. SATTERTHWAITE, Esq. of Papcastle, is appointed Receiver-General for this county, and J. RICHARDSON, Esq. of Lowther, appointed to the same office for Westmorland.
 
Upon the application of the inhabitants of Kendal to Lady Andover and Lord LOWTHER, for the removal of the New-biggin, a building which chiefly belongs to those noble personages, and which has always been a nuisance to the town, and dangerous to the passengers. The long known kind intentions of her Ladyship have been generously seconded by the munificence of his Lordship—This obstruction is to be removed as soon as the numerous tenantry can be provided with habitations; by which means the main street of Kendal will be made one of the longest and most spacious that is to be met with in any town in the North of England.
 
At the late Meeting of the Kendal Agricultural Society, a silver cup was adjudged to Mr. Henry YEATS, of Skelsmergh-Hall, for the best yearling long-horned bull, in the hands of the breeder; and another to the Rev. John FLEMING, for the best long-horned bull shewn. A premium of two guineas was also adjudged to Mr. Christopher TAYLOR, of Middleton-Hall, for the second-best bull shewn.
 
Last week the workmen began to pull down that venerable structure, Pilgrim-street gate, in Newcastle, in pursuance of a plan for rendering the streets more commodious.
 
On Saturday se’nnight, a young man named John KEENLYSIDE, was unfortunately thrown from his horse, over the battlement of Swinhope bridge, between Allendale Town and Allenheads. He died immediately. He was returning from the marriage of a relation; and, as is too frequent on such occasions, was racing with the rest of the company.
 
 
Reproduced with kind permission of British Newspaper Archives