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Adolphus Young, both [indecipherable] radicals and the only Australians that secured seats as far as I at present recollect.  I came forward for Barnstaple but I very soon retired finding that I must bribe, a dangerous proceeding nowadays.  My successor having a more [indecipherable] conscience came in easily at the head of the poll.  I am glad now that I did not [indecipherable] for I could ill afford the money.  I mean for the life have all expenditure & it is not pleasant to sit for years in opposition, and soon the state of my poor dear wife's health would have made such [indecipherable] absence from her and painful to me.  It was not 

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