from Beaumares Election, where Lord Bulkeley had been chosen
May 8th. without opposition, that they had dined at the Bull Inn, & that all the Company after dinner had mounted their horses, and gone in a Body to meet Mr. Baily as far as Cefn Côch, from whence they all came in a body to Town. I called at Bwlch-gwyn to give some drink to the Voters that came along with me (Viz) Hugh Owen and William Mathew, where I spent my Sixpence.
|9th. The Wind. E. but very warm & pleasant, about 9 a clock, all the Gentlemen from Carnarvanshire & this County mett at ye house of Mr David Wms, an Attorney, son to Wm. David ap Pugh Thomas of lLanfechell, where the CandiDate (Mr. Baily) lay, together with is Brother Mr. Edward Baily, who is parson of N[ew sw]ry in Ireland worth they say 800l a year. at which place they staid till half an hour past ten, when My Lord Bulkeley, with severall other Gentlemen that had lain the night before at Barnhill came to the said house and joined them, then they all proceeded to ye County Hall, and ye King's writt being read, and the Act of Parliament against Bribery & Corruption read likewise, they proceeded to Elect, When Ld Bulkeley Polled for Mr. Baily, Mr. Meyrick, Mr. Bodvell &c did ye same, after which all ye house catched ye word, and there was nothing heard but Baily, Baily, Baily without intermission, till they were tired ecchoing the name, after which the Sherriff declared him duly elected (Proclamation being made before, that if any body did demand a Pole for any body else they should appear, but no body did) the Elected Member with all the Electors, dined at the Bull's Head Inn. where a grand Entertainment was made 3 Barrels of Ale were given the populace at the Cross to drink. Mr. Meyrick of Bodorgan, Mr. Lloyd of Llwydiart, My Brother Lewis of Llysdulas, Cousin Morgan of Henblas and my Self spent ye rest of the Evening chiefly in walking, being very pleasant, spent our 6d. a piece at Magdalen Roberts, & went to bed [? sw]|