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Middlesex election mob

The riotous proceedings which accompanied polling during the by-election in Middlesex in December 1768  required the intervention of the House of Commons. This order,drafted by the Clerk of the House of Commons, John Hatsell, empowers the Sheriffs of London and Middlesex to recover the poll books relating to the election and requests the attendance of magistrates at the polling.

The by-election resulted in the return of Wilkes' supporter John Glynn.


Order of the House of Commons relating to polling in Middlesex


8 December 1768

Catalogue number

Parliamentary Archives, HL/PO/RO/1/151