Election violence in Carlisle, 1841
PRO HO 45/41, p. 48


1 July 1841. Carlisle
My Dear Sir Charles Napier
The quiet of this part of your District in the past month was undisturbed until the excitement produced by the expectation of a General Election. During the canvassing for the Borough the Candidates were insulted and pelted, & on the day of nomination a riot took place, which however was confined principally to breaking windows in the two Inns in which the Candidates were lodged.
At an earlier period, 3, or 4 of the police were beaten, one of whom has died of the injury received. Eventually the Troops being required by the Magistrates, marched into the town, when the crowd dispersed.
I am My Dear Sir Charles Napier
Very Truly Yours
E. L Whinyates

 


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