Saturday, 14 January 2012

14th January 1812: Posted proclamation by “Mr Pistol.”, Nottingham

I do hereby discharge all Persons what soever from takeing out work Call'd the Single Preess, or the two Coarse ole which is Condemn by Law, any Persons Found so doing to the great injuries of our Trade such People so found out shall be shot any Persons will bring me information of the offenders shall receive a reward of one Guinea to be Paid be me, Mr Pistol


This letter has been transcribed by Binfield (2004, p.95). The letter was sent to the Home Office by George Coldham, referred to in his letter of 14th January 1812. It is chiefly concerned with the production of lower quality work, a familiar grievance of the Nottinghamshire Luddites.

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