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Broadside entitled 'State of the Poll and Death of the Council'



Death of the Council.

Just published, the melancholy Death of the Town Coun-
cil of the City of Edinburgh, with an account of   the
Legacy which they have left to the inhabitants at their
demise;   also the state of the Poll at Closing, giving
the names of the New Council elected this day.

DEATH of THE Town COUNCIL.?Among the deaths of
the week, we have this day to record the demise of the
Town Council of Edinburgh. That august body has given
up the ghost,?we wish we could say in the liberal sense,
paid the debt. The admirers of the Council, however,
will be happy to learn that it died game?that its last act
was a job,and that it shewed no symptoms of that weak-
ness known by the name of death-bed repentance. To
speak nothing but good of the dead is an admirable precept.
but one which, in the present instance,for the sake of
the living, must be violated. Had the works of the Coun-
cil died with them, the case would have been very differ-
ent, but they have left us a little legacy, which will long
"keep their memory green in oua souls," and we hope in
the souls of their immediate successors, as an antidote
against all jobbing in time to come. As was pretty gen-
erally anticipated, the late city rulers disregarded the pe-
tition of the inhabitants to allay the vacancy in the Trinity
College Church, occasioned by the removal of Mr Tait
to remain unfilled up until the appearance of the bill for
regulating the Annuity Tax. But we have done, and let
us be thankful that the old corporation are at their rest,
that these incarnate jobs have gone down unwipt, un-
honoured and unsung.

The following is a correct List of those Gentlemen who
stood highest in the List at the two first Polling Places.
FIRST DISTRICT.          James M'Kay, Jeweller            

Polling Place, Merchants' Hall.      James Graham, Architect,         

James Aytoun, advocate.                  Alexander M'Aulay, M. D.         

William Tait, booksellers                  Thomas Paton, Architect

Robert Jamieson, advocate                John Anderson Jun

Ralph Richardson, tobacconist         P. Crooks, W.S.
James Spirtal, haberdasher                William Cowan, Mercer,

Andrew Ballour, printer                   William Carnegie Wine merchant

Thomas   Edmonston, Ironmooger   William Young. Builder,
Thomas Sawers, Baker,                     James Newton late Baker,

Andrew Miller, Agent,                        Francis Howden

Robert Gray. Saddler,                     Patrick Neil Printer

The first six were duly elected          Professor Lizars

SECOND DlSTRICT.             Dr. Sanders

Polling Place, Waterloo Rooms,               FOURTH DISIRICT.

William Purves, Clothier          191   Polling Place,a shop in North Fred-

Robert Thomson, merchant      211                   derick Street.

James M'Farlane, druggist    222       Messrs. John   Craig, Grainger.
Alexander Black, bookseller      207   Blackie,    Henderson,   Robertson.

Duncan M'Laren, haberdasher 149   Wingrave, and Chalmbers
John Wardlaw, bookseller       108               FIFTH DISTRICT.

.--------- Pillins, printer               86    Polling Place, Hopetoun Rooms,

Andrew Walker, silversmith      94       Messrs.    Donaldson,   Tennant.
D. Gentle clothier.                   75   Alexander, Smith Hay. Phillip.   

State of the poll at 3 o'clock.         Mackay, and Patrickson.

THIRD DISTRICT.             The three last did not publish.

      Polling Place Albany street.    Forbes, Printer Rattarys Court.

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Probable period of publication: 1830-1840   shelfmark: ABS.10.203.01(091)
Broadside entitled 'State of the Poll and Death of the Council'
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