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

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