Printed handbill address by James Haughton Langston to the 'Freemen of the City of Oxford.'

James Haughton Langston (1796-1863) of Sarsden House, Chipping Norton, Whig MP for New Woodstock, 1820-1826, and for Oxford, 1826-1834 and 1841-1863
Publication details: 
[Oxford, 1832?]
SKU: 11955

1p., 4to. Worn and aged. The item has been laid down and cropped to 23 x 19.5cm, with only the top part of Langston's surname is present at the bottom of the leaf. In heavily-inked type. The item reads: 'FREEMEN | OF THE | City of Oxford. | Gentlemen, | I want words to express my acknowledgements to you for your generous conduct towards me this day; and I am proud to find, that the longer the Contest continues the better I stand on the Poll. I was yesterday in the minority - to-day I have a majority of Forty-nine; and as a greater number of Freemen have been polled than ever were known to vote at any former Election for this City, I flatter myself that the honour of my being returned as one of your Representatives in the next Parliament is placed beyond doubt. | The Polling will be resumed To-morrow at Ten o'clock; and I shall be most happy to be accompanied by my friends to the Hustings at Half-past Nine. | A Statement of the Poll is subjoined. | I have, Gentlemen, the honour to remain | Your obliged and faithful servant, | <...>ANGSTON'.