Above the design: 'Westminster Election June 18th 1818'. Across the design extends a section of the hustings at Covent Garden with a central upright on which is a placard: '1st Day / State of Poll / Romilly—189 / Maxwell—176 / Burdett—87 / Kinnaird 25 / Hunt 14 / Cartwright 10'. At the base of the design is a fringe of upturned proletarian heads, their words ascending in labels which cover the wooden barrier in front of the hustings. Two candidates address the crowd: Hunt (left) and Maxwell (right). Hunt, wearing a large red favour, stands beside his son, a little boy on the extreme left who shouts "Hunt for ever"; behind them is a large red flag surmounted by a cap of Liberty in the form of a fool's cap with a bell and inscribed: 'Hunt, Liberty'. On the flag in huge letters: 'Uneversal Suffrage Hunt and Liberty' [cf. No. 13252]. He says: "I am a plain Englishman, I approve of the Conduct of Sir Murray Maxwell, in coming forward as he has done—Why should you send Sir Samuel Romilly to … (See Merlin record for full description)
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