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SOURCE: Bell's Weekly Messenger, No. 1795, Sunday, August 22, 1830

[Election in Southwark]

It is confidently reported in the best informed circles, that another election for the borough of Southwark will shortly take place. It is said that Sir Robert Wilson is appointed to the Governership of the Cape of Good Hope, which appointment will he officially announced in a few days, and which event will create the vacancy alluded to. Mr. Potts, the wealthy and extensive vinegar merchant in the Borough, is talked of as the candidate likely to be proposed in Sir Robert's room. Mr. P. was one of the most indefatigable gentlemen engaged in securing the return of the new representative, Mr. Harris.—This paragraph was contradicted by a correspondent in the Morning Herald of Friday, who says that Sir Robert Wilson has not received an appointment; and further, that, under no circumstances will he quit this country, unless ordered by his Sovereign to do so, as an officer.